In this episode, we discuss...


  • Mark’s background in biology and personal journey in the nuclear industry

  • A behind the scenes look at the Canada Nuclear Laboratory team and how each department coordinates with the others

  • The lifecycle of nuclear plants and Mark’s evolution from repairing to decommissioning plants

  • The decommissioning of Rocky Flats Plant, a nuclear weapons production facility that now serves as a model for other decommissioning projects

  • The cleanup processes involved in decommissioning

  • Mark’s work with British Nuclear Fuels Limited and then later as Chief Nuclear Officer for Magnox South

  • Chalk River Laboratories and its important place in nuclear history

  • Challenges with media and public perception surrounding nuclear energy and weapons

  • A deep dive into CANDU (Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactors

  • The benefits of SMRs and Canada Nuclear Lab’s mission to facilitate global implementation

Mark Lesinski

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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