This is an important milestone. It means that NuScale can begin production of its small modular nuclear reactor (SMNR). Unlike mega plants, this design can be manufactured in factories and shipped to the site. This should greatly reduce cost of production. They can burn nuclear waste and in a failure mode, they can safely run and shut down without power. Who will be the first customers, Idaho, Romania? One new obstacle has been the dramatic increase in the price of steel. Carbon steel piping and steel plate costs are up 50% since 2020.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the design for what will be the United States’ first small modular nuclear reactor.
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