Tag: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Are the prospects for Small Modular Reactors being exaggerated? Five key characteristics examined

ED LYMAN – Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are being presented as the next generation of nuclear technology. While traditional plants face cost overruns and safety issues, SMRs are seen by their champions as cheaper, safer, and faster to deploy. But evidence casts these claims into doubt. In five sections of this article, the reasons why are listed and analyzed.