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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

RNE15: The Importance of LWRs- Bob Carritte Guests!

Welcome back for another great episode of RadioNuclear! Today, I am happy to announce that RadioNuclear is now brought to you by the American Nuclear Society, in the hopes to bring you even more of the podcast you know and love! In this episode, we cover a range of news topics, including how anti-nuclear policy and perception are hurting the nuclear industry in the U.S. and South Korea. We also cover INL’s 70th year of operation, and talk about a great advocacy toolkit from the Department of Energy, the Ultimate Fast Facts Guide to Nuclear Energy.

Today’s guest is Bob Carritte, a principal officer at MPR Associates Inc. Mr. Carritte joined MPR in 1986 after completing his BSEE and BET degrees, with honors, from Northeastern University, and his ME degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  With 30 years of engineering experience, he has worked a wide variety of challenging engineering projects involving system design and system analysis. He has participated in numerous design, procurement, and construction projects involving various systems and components, including entire power plants.

Music Credit: Pogo Tracks Used (in order of appearance)
1) Swashbuckle-Pogo
2) Buh- Pogo
3) Soul Shine- Pogo

RNE14: Wes Deason Talks Nuclear in Space

Welcome to the New Year! This episode of RadioNuclear, we take a look at a lot of the exciting legislative and policy for advanced nuclear. This includes the recent passages of the NEIMA and NEICA bills, and what the Idaho National Laboratory may look like in the coming years. We also discuss the NRC’s recent decision on post Fukushima regulation. Lastly, we look on how you can adopt a dog from the Chernobyl exclusion zone. No, I am not making that up! Our interview this week is with ANS member Wesley Deason, who is a Nuclear Systems Engineer at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. He tells us a little bit more about nuclear in space applications, and about an upcoming topical conference, the Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space (NETS) conference at Discovery Hall in Richland, WA.

Links to this week’s stories:

Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In order of appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine

RNE13: Nuclear in Space?! Dr. Chris Morrison Guests!

Welcome back for another great episode of RadioNuclear! Today, I want to take some time to discuss the events happening at Hanford, including the history and what the DOE is trying to do with its nuclear waste policy, and talk about some cool things NASA is doing with nuclear technology! Our guest this week is Dr. Christopher Morrison, an Astro-Nuclear Engineer with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. He shares his story, as well as some fascinating insights into how nuclear could shape the future of nuclear in space!

Thank you for sticking around with the show for so long. Here’s to a great 2019 with even more episodes!

Links to this week’s stories:

Music Credit: Pogo  
Tracks used (In order of appearance)
1.) Likes
2.) Wings for Dreamers
3.) Soul Shine