Alastair Laird

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Alastair’s personal evolution in the nuclear industry from working with the first Magnox reactor to his position as president at the European Nuclear Society 

  • A deep dive into the fuel loading process and human factory challenges it poses 

  • Light water reactors versus gas reactors 

  • The processes that go into synchronizing turbines to the grid 

  • The fine-tuned chain reactions necessary to generate steam 

  • Alastair’s work at the ENS advocating for nuclear and the politics involved 

  • Improving communications strategies surrounding nuclear safety 

  • Alastair’s positive outlook on nuclear and its progress towards becoming renewable

President, European Nuclear Society

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