- Nov 18, 2005
As promising as Small Modular Reactors sound there are some big issues to solve. One is waste. They may create a lot more radioactive waste than conventional reactors and the US still does not have a good, long-term storage plan for this waste.
The other elephant in the room is cost, which is growing quickly. The promise of low cost due to factory production is having trouble penciling out.
Smaller reactors may still have a big nuclear waste problem
The US needs to figure out what to do about its radioactive garbage.
The Dream of Mini Nuclear Plants Hangs in the Balance
A cluster of reactors that are just 9 feet in diameter is supposed to start a nuclear energy resurgence. Mounting costs may doom the project.