The Atomic Show #111 – Chat With Dan Yurman – Nuclear Developments October 2008
Dan Yurman of Idaho Samizdat and Rod Adams of Atomic Insights chat about nuclear power developments from the third week of October 2008.
Dan Yurman, who produces the excellent blog titled Idaho Samizdat visited the Atomic Show for a discussion about the exciting world of nuclear power developments. We talked for well over an hour and covered projects in locations ranging from Florida to Idaho, Vermont to India, Utah to Brazil, and Finland to Texas. Dan is a great source of detailed information that is difficult to find if you are not fully engaged in the industry.
Stick it through to the very end and you will find out just what Samizdat means.
Dan is going to be participating in a web seminar with some heavy hitters – Jim Rogers of Duke Energy and Aston Poole from Morgan Stanley – in a couple of weeks. If you can possibly fit it into your schedule, I highly recommend listening in.
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Please tell me I did not just hear (@64 minutes) you suggest that Bruce Power used enriched uranium for its current reactors. Not even 1.5%. The Bruce reactors are standard CANDUs that operate using natural uranium, no enrichment required. What you might have been thinking of was the proposed ACR-1000, which I understand will use 1.3 or 1.5% slightly enriched uranium.
Oops – you caught me and outed me. You are correct, the existing CANDUs run on natural uranium and I was confusing them with the ACR designs that I have studied a bit.
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