At Deep Isolation, we believe that listening is one of the most important elements of a successful nuclear waste disposal program. A core value of the company is to seek and listen to different perspectives on the matter of nuclear waste, nuclear energy, and disposal solutions.
We have created this series to interview experts and stakeholders that represent different aspects of these issues. Our hope is to bring you a clearer picture of Nuclear Waste: The Whole Story.
CEO of Envoy Public Labs
In this episode, Tay Stevenson shares his experience in talking to communities about nuclear and nuclear waste and why it’s so important to take fear out of the decision-making process when it comes to energy.
Stakeholder Liaison Officer at The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
In this episode, Princess Mthombeni explains how she entered the South African nuclear industry as an outsider and has been working to educate the African public on how the issues of climate change, nuclear energy, and quality of life intersect.
Former Chief of Staff in US Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy under the Trump Administration
In this episode, Suzie Jaworowski reflects on her experiences as the Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy under the Trump Administration and gives insight into her vision of the future of nuclear technologies.
Science Communicator and Author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting and Only a Moment
In this episode, Zion Lights walks us through her journey into environmental and pro-nuclear activism and sheds light on the intersection of science advocacy and social justice in relation to climate change.
Geologist & Environmental Scientist at the University of Edinburgh
In this episode, Stuart Haszeldine unravels the complexity of designing underground tunnels for the purpose of nuclear waste disposal and relates it to the processes used for carbon capture.
Executive Director of GDFWatch
In this episode, Roy Payne explains why he started the non-profit GDFWatch, an organization whose mission is to assist the public in having informed discussions before decisions are made for nuclear waste disposal.
Co-Principal Investigator at the Nuclear Threat Initiative
In this episode, Tom Isaacs gives historical insight into nuclear waste disposal barriers internationally and explains how those barriers can be overcome by using both social science and hard science.
Tribal/DOE Program Director of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Department of Energy
In this episode, Talia Martin explains the role she holds as a Tribal/DOE Program Director and the past and current relationship between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and the U.S Department of Energy from a nuclear waste lens.
Nuclear Waste Program Manager of the Western Interstate Energy Board
In this episode, Melanie Snyder breaks down the complexities of nuclear waste transportation in the United States and offers some insights on improving stakeholders trust regarding transportation.
Scientist and Senior Technical Executive for the Electric Power Research Institute
In this episode, Andrew Sowder dives into the global need for carbon-free electricity, his experience engaging with indigenous communities, and EPRI's role in the nuclear industry.
Co-Founder of the Good Energy Collective
In this episode, Jessica Lovering explains why she co-founded the Good Energy Collective and how she hopes it will impact advanced nuclear policy in the United States.
Public Affairs Manager, World Nuclear Association
In this episode, John Lindberg, Public Affairs Manager at the World Nuclear Association, speaks about the impacts of radiophobia and the public's perception of nuclear on the nuclear industry.
Executive Director of the nonprofit Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, a citizens’ advocacy group
Geologist and nuclear technical and policy consultant to the state of Nevada
In this episode, Judy Treichel and Steve Frishman reflect on their experience with the state of Nevada and with citizen groups nationwide to get the message across that they do not believe Yucca Mountain is suitable for permanent nuclear waste disposal.
Director of Nuclear Energy Policy at Energy Communities Alliance
In this episode, Kara Colton, Director of Nuclear Energy Policy at Energy Communities Alliance, discusses the problem of how to dispose of federal nuclear waste at 16 locations nationwide.
Chair of the Community Engagement Panel for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
In this episode, David Victor offers insight into how stakeholders and the utility work together on the decommissioning process.
Research Fellow, Social and Environmental Research Institute and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Keene State College
In this interview, Tom Webler, an expert in community consent and how it relates to nuclear waste disposal, shares how stakeholders play a critical role choosing a site for nuclear waste disposal.
Senior Director, Used Fuel and Decommissioning Nuclear Energy Institute
In this interview, Rod McCullum offers an insider’s perspective on commercial nuclear waste disposal and explains why any failure to solve this problem could threaten the development of the next generation of nuclear energy reactors.
President of Science Matters, LLC
In this episode, Arjun Makhijani, an electrical and nuclear engineer, speaks candidly about the weaknesses of various nuclear waste disposal methods.
The opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the participants and do not represent Deep Isolation’s position.
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