By Doug Hardtmayer
Thank you for joining us on Episode 16 of RadioNuclear! In this episode, we discuss why most young people displaced by Fukushima do not want to return to the region. We also discuss why Lithuania wants Belarus to convert its under construction nuclear plants to natural gas, and how Finland is one step closer to bringing Olkiluoto 3 online. Lastly, we discuss how recent cold weather in the state of Washington showcases nuclear power’s exceptional performance during extreme weather events.
Today’s guest is Ed McGinnis, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Office is responsible for conducting research on current and future nuclear energy systems, maintaining the government’s nuclear energy research infrastructure, establishing a path forward for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste management program, and a host of other national priorities.