Technical Advisor, National Nuclear Security Administration

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Chad's time as a Navy Nuke 

  • What makes one reactor in a submarine more advanced than another reactor? 

  • Challenges faced when constructing, designing, and managing a reactor

  • The effect of Three Mile Island on the perception of nuclear and its consequences

  • Distinguishing between fast reactors and thermal reactors

  • A discussion on sealed source weapons-grade plutonium

  • An in-depth look at boiling water reactors

  • An overview of the IAEA and the evolution of light water reactors

  • How nuclear technology can reduce energy poverty

Chad Painter

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