Going Fission

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