Saturday, June 10, 2006

Episode 21

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News & Topics We Discuss in This Show Include:
1. Nuclear Energy Debate Heats up in Australia
2. The Facts of Nuclear Energy in Australia
3. Britain and France Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
4. Mitsubishi to Market the Advanced PWR in the USA
5. Russia will not renew the Megatons to Megawatts program in 2013
6. US Dept of Commerce Ruling on Potential Russian Uranium Dumping
7. National Academy of Science Report Supports Keeping Indian Point Running


Links to stories we discussed this week:
National Academy of Science Report on Indian Point
Australian Air Pollution Deaths

2 comments:

Randal Leavitt said...

Great show. There was lots of activity in Ontario this week. Ontario is going to build some new reactors. The interesting question is will they select CANDU or American technology. What do you recommend?

John Wheeler said...

I hate to recommend a single technology because each one has it's pros and cons. And I REALLY wish all the suppliers would get together and decide on a standard plant design that will yield economies of scale and a more rapid learning curve, but I know that will never happen.

All that being said, I really like the elegant simplicity of the ESBWR. That's a lot coming from a guy with 20+ years operating PWRs!