“ADVANCED” REACTOR UPDATE – September 2020

TO SUMMARIZE: WHY AM I OPTIMISTIC?

  • 1. NuScale, and other SMRs, now being approved by NRC, give a “time-bridge” until Gen-4 reactors are common.

  • 2. Six different Gen-4 families give a multifaceted approach.

  • 3. The concept of floating reactors (by Thorcon) is practical for Indonesia.

  • 4. Fission power will reduce carbon emissions for transportation (maritime & rail) as well as making heat & electricity.

  • 5. Gen-4 reactors consume old spent fuel, so we can forget about nuclear waste.