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Dangerous Decisions about Advanced Nuclear Reactors Could Lead to New Threats via Portside (The National Interest)

By Victor Gilinsky and Henry Sokolsky The Department of Energy’s recently launched Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) is slipping by without any close Congressional oversight, which is unfortunate as there are some serious questions that should be answered, including ones related to … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ bad bet on plutonium-fueled reactors via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Frank von Hippel One of Bill Gates’ causes is to replace power plants fueled by coal and natural gas with climate-friendly alternatives. That has led the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder to embrace nuclear power, and building nuclear power … Continue reading

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Small Modular and Advanced Nuclear Reactors: A Reality Check via IEEE

By M.V. Ramana Abstract:Nuclear power has been declining in importance over the last quarter century, with its share of global electrical energy generation decreasing from 17.5 percent in 1996 to around 10 percent in 2019. Small modular and advanced nuclear … Continue reading

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Advanced nuclear reactors no safer than conventional nuclear plants, says science group via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new generation of so-called “advanced” nuclear power reactors that Washington believes could help fight climate change often present greater proliferation risks than conventional nuclear power, a science advocacy group said on Thursday. President … Continue reading

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