Bjorn Frogner, entrepreneur in residence at UMBC’s Clean Energy Technology Incubator (CETI), was a guest on May 5 for two hours on WYPR’s “Midday with Dan Rodricks.” He talked about nuclear power as part of Rodricks’ week-long series on energy. The first hour of the program focused on prospects for a nuclear renaissance, while the second hour focused on nuclear safety.
Frogner was also quoted in Rodricks’ May 9 column in the Baltimore Sun on the prospects for using thorium to fuel nuclear reactors.
“Keep in mind,” Frogner said, “that building and licensing a new proven standard nuclear power plant takes at least eight years. The thorium plants need to go through extensive demonstration, licensing and analysis before anybody can make a decision to build them commercially.”