In this episode, we discuss...

  • Dean's background growing up near and working at Three Mile Island

  • Dean’s work as Radiation Protection Manager at Exelon

  • Radiation exposure levels of nuclear power plant workers

  • ALARA versus linear thresholds for radiation exposure

  • What is a Geiger counter and how is radiation measured?

  • Areas of a power plant that have radioactive activity

  • What are the sources of radiation shielding and how do they work?

  • A deep dive into fuel defects

  • Hot spots and how they form in a controlled environment

  • Flushing and hydrolazing

  • Use of robotics, cameras, drones, and VR in identifying leaks

  • The planned shutdown of Three Mile Island in 2019

Dean DiVittore

Radiation Protection Manager, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

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