In this episode, we discuss...

  • Andrew’s background in physics and optics and his personal journey in the nuclear industry

  • An understanding of the metal wastes like uranium in weapons facilities and their effect on the environment

  • How uranium becomes radon

  • Chernobyl and how the facility was salvaged after the accident

  • A deep dive into accident tolerant fuels

  • The neutronics of silicon carbide versus zirconium

  • Improving nuclear safety and cost efficiency

  • Energy parks and their potential role in nuclear success

  • EPRI’s recent study on factors that control nuclear destiny including economics and policy

Andrew Sowder

Advanced Nuclear Technology, Electric Power Research Institute 

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