Month: March 2019

RNE17: Is Japan Warming up to Nuclear? Ed McGinnis Guests [Part 2]!

Thank you for joining us on Episode 17 of RadioNuclear! In this episode, we discuss a fascinating new poll out of Japan, where a survey shows that residents are warming up to nuclear again. We also discuss the new loan guarantees for the Vogtle Construction project, and talk a bit about the historical decommissioning of the Sturgis floating nuclear reactor.

This episode’s guest is Ed McGinnis, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Office is responsible for conducting research on current and future nuclear energy systems, maintaining the government’s nuclear energy research infrastructure, establishing a path forward for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste management program, and a host of other national priorities.

RNE16: Nuclear Power: Our Cold Weather Workhorse – Ed McGinnis Guests (Part 1)

All music featured created by POGO. Songs used in order of appearance:

  1. Kaleidogorgon
  2. Grow Fonder
  3. Soul Shine

RNE16: Nuclear Power: Our Cold Weather Workhorse – Ed McGinnis Guests

Thank you for joining us on Episode 16 of RadioNuclear! In this episode, we discuss why most young people displaced by Fukushima do not want to return to the region. We also discuss why Lithuania wants Belarus to convert its already-under construction nuclear plant to natural gas as well as how Finland is one step closer to bringing Olkiluoto 3 online. Lastly, we discuss how recent cold weather in the State of Washington showcases nuclear power’s exceptional performance during extreme weather events.

Today’s guest is Ed McGinnis, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). This is a two-part interview, so look for the second half on RadioNuclear.org coming in a couple of weeks. 

NE is responsible for conducting research on current and future nuclear energy systems, maintaining the government’s nuclear energy research infrastructure, establishing a path forward for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste management program, and a host of other national priorities.

Enjoy episode 16!

RNE17: Nuclear Power: Our Cold Weather Workhorse – Ed McGinnis Guests (Part 2)

All music featured created by POGO. Songs used in order of appearance:

  1. Kaleidogorgon
  2. Grow Fonder
  3. Soul Shine