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A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center

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A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.

    Ep. 264 - Elizabeth Muller, Deep Isolation

    Ep. 264 - Elizabeth Muller, Deep Isolation

    1) Liz’s engagement in climate change research with Berkeley Earth
    2) Waste disposal start-up called Deep Isolation and horizontal drilling technology
    3) Entrepreneurial experience of entering spent fuel management field
    4) Challenges of waste disposal and future plans

    • 48 min
    Ep. 263 - Paul Dickman, Argonne National Laboratory

    Ep. 263 - Paul Dickman, Argonne National Laboratory

    1) Paul Dickman provides an overview of his introduction to the nuclear space and his experience in nuclear waste and national security
    2) How the Japanese government and electric utility managed the clean-up and community revitalization in the aftermath of Fukushima
    3) A look at the concerns about dual use nuclear technology and how safeguard reviews are used to account for nuclear material
    4) Conversations about radioactive waste and which different nuclear waste storage solutions were considered and vetted

    • 49 min
    Ep. 262 - Hee Yong Lee, Korea Electric Power Corporation

    Ep. 262 - Hee Yong Lee, Korea Electric Power Corporation

    1) Hee Yong Lee explains how Korea initially got involved in nuclear power plant development and the implementation of different reactor technologies
    2) How Korea has achieved harmony among the nuclear reactor builders and the role standardization in successful contracting
    3) A look into priorities of different stakeholders when it comes to nuclear power plant construction and operation, specifically in Korean communities
    4) Why Korea’s nuclear development has slowed down and opportunities for bringing nuclear energy to new, developing regions

    • 33 min
    Ep. 261 - Janne Wallenius, LeadCold Reactors

    Ep. 261 - Janne Wallenius, LeadCold Reactors

    1) Janne Wallenius introduces his research at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, focused on nuclear fuel development, and how it led him to lead-cooled reactor technology
    2) How disclosure of Russian lead-cooled reactor technology impacted global research, leading to the creation of Janne’s advanced reactor designs and his company, LeadCold
    3) Why material science is crucial to the long-term success of advanced reactor designs, with a focus on corrosion and irradiation tolerance
    4) Janne provides an inside look into the process of commercializing a new reactor design and how he plans to bring it to market

    • 37 min
    Ep. 260 - Canon Bryan, Terrestrial Energy

    Ep. 260 - Canon Bryan, Terrestrial Energy

    1) Canon Bryan explores his introduction to the natural resources industry and how it led
    him to a finance career in mining
    2) How global industrialization led to a financial boom in the uranium mining sector
    3) Canon maps out his five year path to discovering a new economical nuclear technology:
    molten salt reactors
    4) A look at the economic viability of molten salt reactors as a competitor to natural gas
    power plants across the globe

    • 40 min
    Ep. 259 - Leslie Compton Kass, TC Energy

    Ep. 259 - Leslie Compton Kass, TC Energy

    Leslie Kass is the Executive Vice President of the Technical center at TC Energy, working to make sure TC Energy is a learning organization. She also sits on the board of Bruce nuclear power plant, which TC energy is a joint investor.  Leslie believes now is the best time for energy companies to embrace effective communication strategies for the public and the local communities that they work in, taking an active role in telling the story of how they as the nuclear industry are adding value to the economy and providing clean-carbon free energy.  Nuclear energy will remain an important part of the energy mix for many years to come, as nuclear is one of the most viable options for baseload capacity while generating zero emissions.  Leslie recalls her time spent at NEI during the Fukushima accident and the crisis control she was part of managing, the responsibility of communicating and getting real facts out to a panicking public is particularly difficult but with strong collaboration between companies and individuals in the industry it was made possible. 

    • 30 min

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