The Atomic Show #101 – Small nuclear power plants with Dan Yurman, Charles Barton, Kirk Sorensen
Small nuclear power plants. Round table with Kirk Sorensen, Dan Yurman, Charles Barton, Rod Adams
Show 101 is a bit longer than normal, but I think you will want to listen carefully to every word. I invited some innovative thinkers and observers of the nuclear scene to discuss small nuclear power plants and their potential impact on the energy market.
Kirk Sorensen blogs at Energy from Thorium and is nearly finished with his MS in Nuclear Engineering.
Charles Barton blogs at Energy from Thorium and Nuclear Green.
Dan Yurman blogs at Idaho Samizdat: Nuke Notes and also writes for Fuel Cycle Week.
Our conversation ranged over a number of topics including the NuScale Power 45 MWe reactor, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, licensing issues, waste handling constructs, Dale Klein’s recent speech including his comments on small reactors, and radiation health effects.
Here are some links to articles or papers discussed:
Dan Keuter, Entergy Nuclear – The NGNP in Perspective
UPPU – Fifty Years of Plutonium Exposure to the Manhattan Project Plutonium Workers: An Update – Abstract.
If you want to find out more about nuclear energy career opportunities at Entergy Nuclear, visit nuclearenergycareers.com. The Atomic Show thanks Entergy Nuclear for its support of the show and for its forward leaning participation in new media endeavors.
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Best hour and a quarter I’ve spent in some time, nice to hear you guys together.
Yes, concur with Mr. 2XL. You all were inspiring.
you guys talked about the idea of retrofiting old fossil fuel power plants to nuclear
at the time that you said that i was googling the indias 300Mwe nuclear reactor.
and i noticed the similarity betwen portugal and india power plant wise
Portugal as 7 diferent fossil fueled power plants using, fuel-oil, diesel, coal to natural gas.
in a total of 3000MW.
if only we could convert it all to nuclear
DR.SIR. IS IT AT ALL POSABLE TO RUN A LOCOMOTIVE TRAIN WITH AN ATOMIC REACTOR ? SURE WOULD HELP WITH ENERGY INDEPENDANCE. THANK YOU——–WES ANDERSEN IN LARGO FLA.
good job on the pod cast and it helps my understanding of the subject.
Mark Lewis, Councilman Salt River Project
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