In this episode, we discuss...

  • David’s background in industrial engineering and work at the Idaho National Laboratory 

  • David’s current and future work at IAEA 

  • A deep dive into different radioactive wastes and the regulations surrounding their management and disposal 

  • Carbon capture and sequestration 

  • How our agricultural practices (particularly soil conservation) affects climate change 

  • Gen 4 reactors and their advanced fuel cycles 

  • The economics of a closed fuel cycle versus an open fuel cycle 

  • Different recycling schemes including MOX fuel with recycled plutonium 

  • Technical solutions to integrate nuclear with renewable energy systems 

  • The correlation between poverty and energy poverty and ways in which solving the latter can solve the former 

David Shropshire

Planning & Economic Studies, International Atomic Energy Agency

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