Department of Nuclear Engineering • January 20, 2022
Department Head Wes Hines was recently interviewed for season 1, episode 6 of the podcast Gone Fission Nuclear Report hosted by Michael Butler. Butler has specialized in public information and community relations related to the growth of commercial nuclear power plants in the US and has been a key nuclear spokesman for the US Department of Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and others involved in the nuclear energy industry.
The episode delves into how a large portion of the current nuclear industry workforce is nearing retirement age. Hines was interviewed to discuss the department’s minor in decommissioning and environmental management, which is addressing this challenge by helping students find jobs in the cleanup industry and setting out on a successful career path.