In this episode, we discuss...


  • Ed’s background in the US Navy and his personal journey in the nuclear industry

  • Ed’s experience designing nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, and space crafts for the Navy

  • General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls and their respective roles in the industry

  • Uranium hexafluoride gas reactors and the processes within

  • Nuclear opponents and their negative effects on the construction and licensing processes

  • How the US nuclear industry is working to overcome supply chain challenges including replacing medium-enriched uranium with plutonium

  • Table salt’s important role in recycling spent fuels

  • The economics of fuel storage

  • A deep dive into fuel and reactor lifetimes

  • The plant Ed envisions including its total power output and the regulatory and financial hurdles involved​

Ed Pheil

Chief Technology Officer, Elysium

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