SMNRs: not clean, not small, not green, not affordable. A lightly edited transcript of the webinar by Dr. Gordon Edwards on March 13, 2020.
Canadian Council for Nuclear Responsibility 14th Aug 2020 read more »
The opportunity to provide carbon-free power to pair with renewables, combined with promises of increased safety over traditional nuclear plants, appear to be opening the door to the use of small modular reactors (SMRs) as a source of baseload power.
Forbes 12th Aug 2020 read more »
Small reactors – hyped nuclear technology with obstacles on the road. A hype for small modular nuclear reactors, so-called SMR, is currently underway. Proponents argue that they can be cheaper than large reactors and form a necessary part of climate change. The critics saw the arguments and said that the hopes were greatly exaggerated. “The investment risk is even greater than for full-size reactors,” says researcher Paul Dorfman at the UCL Energy Institute in London.
ETC 13th Aug 2020 read more »
UK-based company Howden is to design a helium circulator for use in Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation’s (USNC) Micro-Modular Reactors (MMR) under a newly announced contract. USNC said Howden’s submerged helium blowers would maximise heat transfer in the MMR’s power plant.
World Nuclear News 13th Aug 2020 read more »