This Tiny Modular Nuclear Reactor Just Got the Green Light From U.S. Regulators

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded approval to nuclear leader NuScale for its small, modular reactor design.

    • These reactors will be built offsite and installed onsite at nontraditionally small nuclear plants.

    • The energy industry faces huge challenges before it can decarbonize.
    In a major step forward for the burgeoning modular nuclear reactor movement, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved all but the final formalities on a tiny reactor design put forth by industry leader NuScale. The July 29 announcement comes after six years of steady work toward regulatory approval."
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Sorta like that arguments made in favor of mobile homes. Not stupid.

    I wish all the cash we've wasted on nuclear fusion power had gone in this direction instead. How many millions (billions?) of tons of carbon might not have made it into the atmosphere had we done so.

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