Going Fission

Episode 5 - Ian Hore-Lacy

October 28, 2018

Going Fission Speaks to Ian Hore-Lacy; A Senior Advisor at World Nuclear Association. Ian has an impressive career history, including working with the Uranium Information Centre, the Australian Uranium Association and the WNA.  He has authored several books one of which we cover in this interview.

The World Nuclear Association website is found at: www.world-nuclear.org

Ian's book 'Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century' is available at WNA shop; http://www.world-nuclear.org/shop.aspx and Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Nuclear-Energy-21st-Century-Hore-Lacy/dp/0993101933/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1540537277&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=ian+hore-lacy 

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

The unedited video of the interview will be made available shortly on YouTube.

Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.


0:00 - Intro Theme.

1:00 - Introduction.

1:43 - Website Acknowledgement.

2:38 - Ian's Early Career.

4:59 - Environmental and mining science.

5:56 - Working with Conzinc Rio Tinto of Australia (CRA).

8:18 - Society and resource production.

9:20 - The Uranium Information Centre...

10:22 - ... and its transition to MCA.

11:01 - Staying up to date with the industry.

11:43 - Uranium history in Australia.

14:03 - Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle Support.

15:19 - The Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Plant Proposal.

15:35 - Australian Coal and its low sulfur content.

16:35 - WNA's role in the world.

18:40 - A comparison of the US and French nuclear fleet.

19:49 - Australia and the WNA.

20:45 - Waste Management.

22:09 - Superannuation and decommissioning.

23:49 - Australia's role in Nuclear.

25:14 - A discussion of Separation of Isotopes by Laser Excitation (SILEX).

27:23 - Energy and political risk in Australia.

29:00 - When does Australia go nuclear?

29:34 - Carbon and the public.

30:12 - Germany, renewables and Hambach Forest.

31:22 - Younger listeners.

32:45 - A note on water and cooling towers.

34:51 - Ian's book: Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century.

36:47 - Farewell.

36:58 - Closing notes.

37:38 - Outro Theme.