The atomic geeks chat about the new radiation warning symbol, France’s interest in selling large plants to South Africa, Japan’s new mixed oxide fuel plant and much more. Enjoy the ride!
Half of Atomic Show 50 comes to you from a food court in Norfolk, VA – I am on travel this week. Shane and I pressed forward despite the background noises and had a good chat on a variety of industry news topics. We talked about the new international symbol that has been developed to provide warning of immediate, potentially deadly radiation hazards like those that might arise from attempts to disassemble shielded sources like those used in irradiation or radiography.
Here is a link to the announcement of that new symbol from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
We also talked a bit about France’s interest in selling large reactors to South Africa, a new mixed oxide fuel plant in Japan, the revival of interest in nuclear fuel recycling in the United States, and the recent expressions of interest in nuclear energy at the Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) energy executives conference.
If you can use your personal noise filters to listen past the background sounds, I think you will enjoy the show. We’ll try to improve the audio quality next time.
Here are a couple of additional links that might be of interest:
Japanese MOX development information:
And in compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) news of interest to our Aussie friends; the Australian government is phasing out incandescent bulbs over the next three years: