The US Department of Energy (DOE) has a $452 million program to share development and licensing costs for selected small modular reactor (SMR) designs. The DOE’s goal is to have an operating SMR by ~2022.
Jim Hopf takes a close look at the current development and licensing status, safety advantages, and economic tradeoffs of small modular reactors. And he explores a very important question: Will the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission allow SMRs to succeed?
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
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