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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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"The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on 6 October released a new report, Small Modular Reactors in the Australian Context, which offers an overview of SMRs, their potential role in Australia and likely operating costs.

Even with conservative assumptions that include higher than expected construction costs, SMRs could be Australia’s lowest cost 24/7 zero emission power source that underpins reliable and secure electricity supplies, the report says. 

The report looks at three advanced SMR designs that are currently undergoing regulatory approval – NuScale’s Power Module, GE-Hitachi’s BWRX 300 and Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor. It points to the enhanced safety features and potential uses of SMRs."


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