In this episode we learn about the history and future of nuclear power, in the U.S. and abroad.
As the financial, environmental, and political costs of our reliance on oil mount, nuclear power is increasingly name-dropped as an alternative. However, tragedies such as Chernobyl have made Americans wary of nuclear power's own unique costs. While the public debates its merits, we’ll use today’s show to clear up confusion on what this energy source has to offer. First, we share the ups and downs of the early nuclear power industry. Next, Distillations' executive producer Jennifer Dionisio talks to Keith Moser, director of innovation for Exelon Nuclear, about potential benefits and risks of the U.S. embracing a nuclear future.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:08 History of the Nuclear Power Industry
04:13 Interview with Keith Moser of Exelon Nuclear
10:38 Closing Credits
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley. Addition includes "The 4 Elements (Fire)," by Musicolor, and "Set The Controls," by 3rd Man.
This week’s image is courtesy of Flickr user redjar.