14 Dec '11, 4pm

Smaller nuclear reactors recommended as good option for U.S. #nuclear #energy

14 Dec 2011: Smaller Nuclear Reactors Recommended as Good Option for U.S. A U.S. government-funded report has concluded that small, modular nuclear reactors may be the best option for continuing to develop the U.S. nuclear power industry in the wake of the disaster at China’s Nuclear Power Plans Unfazed by Fukushima Disaster In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, some nations are looking to move away from nuclear. But not China, which is proceeding with plans to build 36 reactors. Some experts are questioning whether China can safely operate a host of nuclear plants. READ THE e360 REPORT Fukushima, Japan. The report, prepared by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, said that smaller reactors that can essentially be mass-produced could be a safe, economically viable alternative to building larger nuclear reactors. Larger reactors produce gigawatts of p...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/smaller_nuclear_reactors_reco...

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