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Barry McMullin
02:54
Welcome everyone! Thanks for coming along. We'll be starting in a few minutes.
philipkearney
06:45
I can see you & I’ve unmuted my mike but no sound so far?
philipkearney
06:56
Phil K
philipkearney
07:50
Sound on now
philipkearney
07:52
Thanks
Barry McMullin
07:56
We're just about to switch sound on now. Can anyone confirm whether they can see the opening slide?
Daniel Duggan
08:06
Sound is OK
macos
08:10
All good here.
Maria
08:19
All good here as well
Barry McMullin
08:41
Grand, thanks
philipkearney
08:44
Can see 1st slide - “Target Zero”
Barry McMullin
09:51
Good. Thanks Philip
Paul Overy
10:18
No sound here. Must be doing something wrong.
Barry McMullin
11:28
Is there sound now, Paul?
Barry McMullin
17:17
Any sound or picture issues for anyone else so far, or is everything going OK?
Pat Brereton
17:43
All ok.
Barry McMullin
19:03
Thanks Pat
Barry McMullin
54:04
If you have any questions, please post them to the chat and I'll direct them to Dennis
Eoin Campbell
55:44
With rising sea levels and more than 400 existing nuclear plants - how do we prevent devastating nuclear disasters from occurring worldwide assuming we are headed to social breakdown due to the climate and biodiversity crisis?
Eoin Campbell
57:22
(400 nuclear plants of which a lot are coastal)
philipkearney
58:09
Good presentation. Thanks. I understand the SMR much better and the arguments for its inclusion. But the waste issue felt like it was glossed over. You won’t reassure people with a few photos. Please elaborate.
Eoin Campbell
01:01:33
Thanks Barry! You ‘channeled’ me eloquently!
Paul Overy
01:02:49
Thanks Denis. Do you envisage the SMRs running 24/7/365?
Paul Overy
01:15:02
How many 60GW SMRs do you need by 2050 to meet your scenario?
philipkearney
01:15:10
You are putting the best gloss on it. What about the appalling mess that is Sellafield/
Paul Overy
01:15:12
60MW
macos
01:16:39
SMRs are still in development and once built, presumably they will require years of assessment before Ireland could commit to building one, eg by 2040-2050. There are other pathways that studies suggest may be more available by 2030-2040, such as building excess capacity 100% indigenous renewables with renewables-generated hydrogen/methanol and other storage. Given the climate urgency, in Ireland why shouldn't we prioritise these pathways in policy and only "wait-and-see" on nuclear?
Daniel Duggan
01:16:40
Based on the Flamaville experience, the current EPR design appears to be almost unbuildable, if we were to start building a nuclear power plant in the next decade, which proven design is most buildable.
Paul Overy
01:21:08
So 60 SMRs would be scattered around the country, probably at existing power station sites?
Paul Overy
01:26:35
Thanks very much. Thought provoking. Will the slides be made available to on-line attendees please?
Barry McMullin
01:27:01
Yes. The slides and a recording of today's session will be put up on the DCU ECRN website.
Paul Overy
01:27:12
Thanks.
Barry McMullin
01:27:37
Keep an eye on the @dcu_ecrn twitter for news of when they'll be available
Paul Overy
01:28:29
Could we be emailed please?
Barry McMullin
01:29:05
Sure. It will be emailed through the ECRN mailing list. If you're not part of it already, I can add you after this.
macos
01:34:35
Thanks very much
Pat Brereton
01:34:56
Interesting debate -
Pat Brereton
01:35:07
Not sure I’m convinced
philipkearney
01:37:08
Thanks, Barry & Co