Zero defects. Design verification. Manual controls, not automatic. Quality. Safety above all else. . . .
All of these characteristics (and more) of the modern nuclear power industry are the legacy of one man: Hyman G. Rickover.
Rickover created the nuclear navy. Then, he was a major influence in the commercial industry.
There is a terrific documentary about Rickover that came out last year from PBS. It’s a great introduction.
It’s called “Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power.”
Everyone working in the industry should watch it.
Click the link to read about it:
You can rent it in HD from Amazon for $4. If you have Amazon Prime, then you can watch it for free.
It’s not a bad weekend investment. Here’s the Amazon link:
I think you’ll enjoy it.