Saturday, 21 January 2012

US takes first steps in manufacturing small nuclear reactors

US takes first steps in manufacturing small nuclear reactors: "The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the first step toward manufacturing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in the United States, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to advancing U.S. manufacturing leadership in low-carbon, next generation energy technologies and restarting the nation’s nuclear industry. Through the draft Funding Opportunity Announcement announced today, the Department will establish cost-shared agreements with private industry to support the design and licensing of SMRs." it seems the way of the future... China leading with the most advanced modular project, Russia, Argentina, South Korea, South Africa and Japan are other countries with advanced development, notably is missing any such project in Canada, see more details:

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