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Small modular reactor rhetoric hits a hurdle via Jim Green

The promotion of ‘small modular reactors’ (SMRs) in Australia has been disrupted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The latest GenCost report produced by the two agencies estimates a hopelessly uneconomic construction cost of A$16,304 … Continue reading

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Argentina carries torch for SMR construction via ANS Nuclear Cafe

News came out this week that the first concrete had been poured at the construction site for the world’s first small modular reactor (SMR) project—and it wasn’t for a Generation mPower SMR at the former Clinch River site, or for a … Continue reading

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Westinghouse backs off small nuclear plants via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After millions of dollars and more than a decade spent developing a small modular nuclear reactor, Westinghouse Electric Co. is pulling back. Danny Roderick, president and CEO of the Cranberry-based nuclear firm, said Westinghouse recently “reprioritized” staff devoted to small … Continue reading

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NuScale Power’s Small Modular Reactor Chosen as Preferred Technology by Western Initiative for Nuclear via Enhanced Online News

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuScale Power, LLC, announced today the launching of the Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN) —a broad, multi-western state collaboration — to study the demonstration and deployment of a multi-module NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plant at a site … Continue reading

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