Author Topic: Village-sized nuclear for Alaska  (Read 183 times)

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Village-sized nuclear for Alaska
« on: November 18, 2021, 09:41:49 PM »
https://time.com/6117041/nuclear-energy-reactors-green

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NRC accepted Okloís application for review in March 2020, and regulations guarantee that process will be complete within three years. Oklo plans to power on around 2023, at a site at the Idaho National Laboratory, one of the U.S.ís oldest nuclear-research sites, and so already approved for such efforts. Then comes the hard part: doing it again and again, booking enough orders to justify building a factory to make many more reactors, driving costs down, and hoping politicians and activists worry more about the menace of greenhouse gases than the hazards of splitting atoms.

Nuclear-industry veterans remain wary. They have seen this all before.

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Re: Village-sized nuclear for Alaska
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 08:35:34 AM »
Interesting.
Rolls Royce is driving for something similar over this side of the pond. They have been putting them in Subs for decades.

https://www.rolls-royce.com/innovation/small-modular-reactors.aspx#/
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