Going Fission
Episode 8 Part 2 - Dayne Eckermann

Episode 8 Part 2 - Dayne Eckermann

May 5, 2019

Going Fission Speaks to Dayne Eckermann, General Manager of Bright New World.  This became quite a long discussion, and I have elected to release this in two parts.

Dayne has worked for several years as a Senior Policy Advisor with the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), a state based representative body for the mining and oil and gas industries, which is invaluable for Bright New World.

Australians! It's time to repeal 140A, visit One Click Politics and tell your minister that you support nuclear Power for Australia!

https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=5550

Bright New World – www.brightnewworld.org

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) - www.sacome.org.au

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (NFCRC) - http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (Finkel Review) -www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Council of Australian Governments (COAG) - www.coag.gov.au and the Energy Security Board - www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) - www.aemo.com.au

Australian Energy Regulator (AER) - www.aer.gov.au/

2016 Redbook - www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-edition-of-red-book-uranium-report-is-published and the IAEA - www.iaea.org

The international Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - www.ipcc.ch

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - https://www.accc.gov.au/ and the Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Final Report - https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/restoring-electricity-affordability-australias-competitive-advantage

A link to Pandora’s Promise is available on YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pandoras+promise

Generation Atomic - https://www.generationatomic.org/

Nature Foundation SA - https://www.naturefoundation.org.au/

Social Amplification of Risk - https://www.amazon.com/Social-Amplification-Risk-Nick-Pidgeon/dp/0521520444

Dayne's Twitter handle is @danye_eckermann, and can also be contacted at www.brightnewworld.org, Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.

Timestamps

0:00 - Intro Theme.

1:11 - 'Fair Dinkum Power!'

2:37 - Anti-Nuclear Rhetoric

4:54 -More Politics

7:02 - Missed Opportunities

8:54 - Electricity Prices and the 2019 Election

9:50 - Gas Prices is Australia

12:08 - Network Upgrades

15:39 - Market Behaviors

17:47 - Dayne at BNW and environmental NGO's

20:00 - Going Nuclear: the 60 Minutes story

26:49 - The EPBC Act and formal review

31:38 - What can I do?

34:34 - Contacting your local Member of Parliament

37:33 - Nuclear in Australia, a Politicians guide

41:43 - The SANFCRC Committee Document

44:20 - Legalise all the technologies!

45:48 - Risk and hazards

49:12 - Social amplification of risk

52:13 - Post Fukushima support for nuclear

55:52 - Construction Industry white cards and risk management

57:27 - Bright New World in 2019

1:00:42 - Connecting skills to opportunities

1:02:33 - Mining and Conservation

1:05:39 - Who to Invite?

1:07:44 - Closing

1:08:54 - Additional Information

1:09:25 - Outro theme

 

 

 

Episode 8 Part 1 - Dayne Eckermann

Episode 8 Part 1 - Dayne Eckermann

April 26, 2019

Going Fission Speaks to Dayne Eckermann, General Manager of Bright New World.  This became quite a long discussion, and I have elected to release this in two parts.

Dayne has worked for several years as a Senior Policy Advisor with the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), a state based representative body for the mining and oil and gas industries, which is invaluable for Bright New World.

Australians! It's time to repeal 140A, visit One Click Politics and tell your minister that you support nuclear Power for Australia!

https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=5550

Bright New World – www.brightnewworld.org

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) - www.sacome.org.au

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (NFCRC) - http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (Finkel Review) -www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Council of Australian Governments (COAG) - www.coag.gov.au and the Energy Security Board - www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/council-priority/energy-security-board

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) - www.aemo.com.au

Australian Energy Regulator (AER) - www.aer.gov.au/

2016 Redbook - www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-edition-of-red-book-uranium-report-is-published and the IAEA - www.iaea.org

The international Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - www.ipcc.ch

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - https://www.accc.gov.au/ and the Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry Final Report - https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/restoring-electricity-affordability-australias-competitive-advantage

A link to Pandora’s Promise is available on YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pandoras+promise

Generation Atomic - https://www.generationatomic.org/

Nature Foundation SA - https://www.naturefoundation.org.au/

Social Amplification of Risk - https://www.amazon.com/Social-Amplification-Risk-Nick-Pidgeon/dp/0521520444

Dayne's Twitter handle is @danye_eckermann, and can also be contacted at www.brightnewworld.org, Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.

Timestamps

0:00 - Intro Theme.

1:00 - Introduction

1:25 - Dayne's work at SACOME

3:11 - SACOME and MCA

4:10 - The public opinion surveys

9:24 - Australia's uranium reserves

13:56 - Core sampling and orebody models

15:57 - Locality to nuclear power and community perceptions

22:40 - The Finkel Review

36:06 - Research and government policy

41:51 - Activism and advocacy

44:41 - Environmental professionals and mining

47:07 - Green libertarianism

49:04 - Environmentalists in industry

51:35 - Developing opportunities

52:44 - Mining and conservation

55:47 - Good energy policy

57:53 - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

1:01:05 - Germany's remaining reactor fleet

1:02:13 - South Australia and ETSA

1:03:29 - Productive conversations

1:08:09 - Pandora's Promise and humanising nuclear

1:10:27 - Social media: giving everyone access to experts

1:13:09 - Farewell

1:14:17 - Outro Theme

Introduction to 2019

Introduction to 2019

April 26, 2019

Welcome back to Going Fission for 2019.  This is my belated greeting for this year.

Australians! It's time to repeal 140A, visit One Click Politics and tell your minister that you support nuclear Power for Australia!

https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=5550

 

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 19 & 20

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 19 & 20

December 30, 2018
The final chapters of Keith's memoir are a chronological summary of the actions of the AAEC, and his personal consideration of what the future may hold in regards to Nuclear Technology and Uranium in Australia.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 19) "The AAEC Lost its Way" - Or did it?.

11:23 - Chapter 20) Australian Uranium - Where to Next?.

 

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 17 & 18

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 17 & 18

December 30, 2018
The AAEC conducts research on centrifuge enrichment technology.  Furthermore, industry attemps to develop uranium enrichment technology and and forms the UEGA, to which the AAEC provides assistance.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 17) The AAEC Centrifuge Enrichment Programme.

22:25 - Chapter 18) The Uranium Enrichment Group of Australia.

 

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 15 & 16

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 15 & 16

December 30, 2018

The AAEC works with Japanese interests on a study of uranium enrichment agreement between the two nations. The 'Dismissal of the Whitlam Government further complicates the AAEC's position, requiring it to further restructure itself and co-mingle with CSIRO.  

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 15) The Joint Study with Japan.

9:30 - Chapter 16) Our Final Departure from the Uranium Industry.

 

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 13 & 14

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 13 & 14

December 30, 2018

The AAEC s invited to join the Association for Centrifuge Enrichment or 'ACE', a multinational organisation working toward developing uranium enrichment technology.  The Australian Government charges AAEC with duties related to mining and selling Uranium in Australia, which was deemed outside of the domain of a government institution.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 13) The Association for Centrifuge Enrichment ("ACE").

6:36 - Chapter 14) The AAEC in the Uranium industry.

 

 

 

Episode 7 - Dr. Massey de los Reyes

Episode 7 - Dr. Massey de los Reyes

December 3, 2018

Going Fission Speaks to Dr. Massey de los Reyes, Senior Advisor - Radiation Protection at the Environment Protection Association of South Australia and the current chair of South Australian Branch of the Australian Nuclear Association (www.nuclearaustralia.org.au/sa-ana/).  Massey has been a scientific researcher for Generation IV reactor technology and was directly involved with the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.

Timestamps

0:00 - Intro Theme.

1:00 - Introduction.

1:35 - How did you get into your field?

3:11 - What's harder, nuclear research or explaining it to the layperson?

5:58 - Equipment outside of Australia.

7:29 - Massey's Thesis.

10:27 - Supramolecular templating.

11:52 - The synergy between this research and SYNROC.

14:05 - Radiation stress testing.

16:01 - The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP)

18:23 - Nuclear effects on reactors.

19.17 - A discription of Generation IV Reactors.

21.48 - A discussion of Thorium.

23.15 - Fertile and Fissile material.

26:30 - Thorium, the gateway drug to being pro-nuclear.

27:57 - Liquid vs. Solid fuel.

30:38 - A Chinese HTGR...

31:16 - Wasteform Material Solutions - SYNROC.

32:58 - The SYMO Facilty.

34:53 - Dr. Masseys work at the EPA.

37:36 - Radioactive Sources.

39:08 - Radiation in everyday lives.

44:59 - The birth of the South Australian branch on the Australian Nuclear Association.

46:38 - Dr. Massey's involvement with the SANFCRC.

50:46 - The Consultation and Response Agency (CARA).

54:53 - Massey's Bub.

57:21 - A message to the younger listeners.

1:00.34 - Where does the SAANA meet?

1:01:23 - Guest recommendations.

1:04:01 - Farewell.

1:04:09 - Additional Information.

1:04:49 - Outro

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 10, 11 & 12

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 10, 11 & 12

November 25, 2018

The AAEC invests significant time and effort into development of uranium enrichment technology, and attempts to negotiate deals with many other nations while doing so.

Yes, I have broken pattern and done two book episodes in a row (oops!), I should have another great guest for next week.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 10) Uranium and its Enrichment - International Developments.

13:33 - Chapter 11) The Washington Talks' on Uranium Enrichment.

22:21 - Chapter 12) The Joint Study with France.

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 8 and 9

Australia’s Uranium Opportunities - Chapters 8 and 9

November 18, 2018

Much of the technical knowledge of nuclear power is declassified, and the Geneva Conferences are held to foster international showcasing and sharing of information.  The AAEC is tasked with other organisations to call for tenders to build Australia's first nuclear Power station at Jervis Bay.

The 'Voters Message to the Minister' soundbite is available at the following link.  There is a list of current State and Federal energy and environment ministers in the soundbites description, though you are welcome to forward it to any contesting minister: https://soundcloud.com/user-214473340/a-voters-message-to-the-minister

Timestamps:

0:00 - Chapter 8) Declassification and the Geneva Conferences

10:14 - Chapter 9) The Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Project