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Ep. 289, GAIN-NRIC Miniseries: Nicholas Smith
Dec 21, 2020
1) How Nick Smith’s early professional career on the football field led him to the energy industry in an unconventional way
2) Nick reflects on his personal discovery of nuclear power and how it led to a major career shift to advanced nuclear R&D
3) An overview of the current projects underway at the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) to enable advanced reactor demonstrations
4) The role of the Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) and the Exp...
Ep. 288, GAIN-NRIC Miniseries: John Jackson
Dec 14, 2020
1) John Jackson shares his experience growing up living off-the-grid and how he got involved in mechanical engineering and fracture mechanics
2) How John reconnected with the Idaho National Lab and got involved with the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear
3) How the GAIN vouchers connect nuclear technology developers and the resources available at the National Labs
4) Why the nuclear industry must unite to work towards demonstrations o...
Ep. 287, GAIN-NRIC Miniseries: Christine King
Dec 7, 2020
1) Christine King reflects on her time at EPRI where she focused on solving inherited material problems related to the use of Alloy 600 in steam generators
2) Christine shares her personal journey to find purpose and how it impacted her career path in the nuclear sector
3) The role of GAIN in the nuclear sector and the many ways it supports developers, investors, end users, and government programs
4) A look at how new technology demonstrations ...
Ep. 286: Dave Amerine, "Push It to Move It"
Nov 30, 2020
1) David Amerine reflects on how his time in the Navy led to a broad career in the nuclear sector and shares the keys to building a safety-conscious work environment
2) Lessons learned from years spent resolving management and operational issues at various nuclear facilities and how David led his teams through challenging obstacles
3) David highlights some of the ways the nuclear industry has communicated well to share lessons learned, but makes ...
Ep 285: Theo Nii Okai - Fmr Executive Director, Nuclear Power Ghana
Nov 23, 2020
1) Theo Nii Okai recaps his career with the Volta River Authority and describes how Ghana began its path energy diversification
2) How nuclear power will serve Ghana’s commitment to climate change and support regional economic development
3) Ghana’s progress through the IAEA milestones and what it means for the Sub-Saharan region of West Africa
4) How Africa is combating climate change for the good of the planet
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Ep 284: Ed Lyman - Director, Nuclear Power Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists
Nov 16, 2020
1) Ed Lyman reflects on the path that led him from physics to energy policy and how the Union of Concerned Scientists got started
2) Ed discusses the cause and effect of the Fukushima accident and the long-term impacts on the industry
3) A look at the responsibilities of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the commercial nuclear power sector
4) Ed identifies some of the challenges of tracking radiation exposure and different tools available to ...
IFNEC Series: Diane Cameron (Canada)
Nov 9, 2020
1) Diane Cameron shares her initial thoughts about nuclear energy and why she changed her mind, committing her career to the technology
2) A review of Canada’s nuclear roadmap and how Diane helped it evolved into an action plan with a timeline
3) Why Canada values its relationships with communities and stakeholders and how it impacts decision-making across the nuclear sector
4) Diane highlights some of Canada’s timelines for establishing new nucl...
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