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Small Modular Reactors or SMRs may revive the nuclear fission reactor industry around the world. These nuclear power plants are a fraction of the size of existing facilities. They take less time to build and have safety features that make a Fukushima or Chornobyl-like event next to impossible.

As the world pivots from burning fossil fuels to generating electricity and heat, SMRs may have a role to play to get the global economy to carbon neutrality or what is referred to as the net zero 2050 target date.

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Mark Silverstone on Aug 5, 2022

Thanks for this.  Shall I assume that since the article does not mention cost, it is not a concern? Nor does it mention when the first commercial SMR will be operational. Is that not a concern?

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Michael Keller on Aug 8, 2022

The technology is not remotely competitive. The most likely deployment path lies with being perpetual wards-of-the-state, just like green energy. 

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