Urbin Report

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mini-Reactors in the works.

Good news for those concerned with Global Warming and American Energy independence!

Plans for smaller nuclear reactors, which can be US built, have been submitted to the NRC for approval.

These small plants, which produce no greenhouse gases, are designed to produce 45-megawatts of power with a very small footprint. The unit is less than 70 feet long and the containment vessel is only 14 feet in diameter.

These can be easily placed in remote areas that currently use diesel generators and would be useful in more urban areas, such as California and the Northeast, to reduce dependence on plants that burn coal, oil and natural gas.

Cross posted at http://urbintechnology.wordpress.com/2008/07/17/mini-reactors-in-the-works/.