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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.

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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!

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

RNE12: Navigating Nuclear with Bob Fine & Dr. Eric Loewen

  • Despite all of the rumors, I am not, in fact, dead. Just working full time. But this week I am happy to bring you another episode of RadioNuclear. This week we discuss how fear-mongering stories about nuclear power plants in the path of a hurricane are irrelevant, the Oyster Creek Shutdown, how nuclear power should be used geopolitically, and lastly we have an interesting interview with ANS past president Dr. Eric Loewen and ANS Executive Director Bob Fine regarding the Society’s new K-12 education program Navigating Nuclear. For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Navigating Nuclear, please email Bob Fine.

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

RNE11: NRC Special! Dr. Steven Arndt and Dr. Chuck Casto Guest!

While I was hoping this could simply be an episode featuring our two guests from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), I wanted to discuss some recent nuclear fearmongering and intellectual inconsistency of many environmentalists.  While this is something we have known for a long time, recent developments with a Russian floating nuclear power plant and HR 3053 has forced some of the least informed out of the woodwork once again. Dr. Steve Arndt is a senior technical officer in the office of nuclear reactor regulation and shares his insights on the work the NRC does, and what the future of regulation may look like. Dr. Chuck Casto was the leader of a joint-governmental panel sent to Fukushima in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear accident there. He stops by to share what it was like on the ground in the wake of the accident and shares some of the inside stories of how the accident was handled.

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Music Credit: Pogo
Tracks Used (In Order of Appearance)
1.) Wings for Dreamers
2.) Give to You
3.) Soul Shine
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RNE10: Is Nuclear Doomed? Georg Steinhauser Guests!

RNE10: Is Nuclear Doomed? Georg Steinhauser Guests!

In this episode, we discuss the future of nuclear advocacy. How does the news out of Ohio change the strategy of advocacy? We try to elaborate on this and much more in the 10th episode of radio nuclear. We also talk about Tom Steyer’s new ballot measure in Arizona, and why Utility companies may be seeking an exit from mercantile generation. Despite all of this news though, new nuclear construction remains at a 25 year high. Our special guest this week is Professor Dr. Georg Steinhauser from Leibniz university of Hannover, where he discusses his work in radioecology, and the importance of taking a creative flair when advocating for nuclear science and technology in the face of public opposition to scientific fact.

Nuclear Power at 25 Year Construction High

Nuclear Doomed in Ohio?

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