NuScale small modular reactor

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See also: Nuclear_power_reconsidered

The NuScale small modular reactor is a smaller version of a standard Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). [1] This article should address the issues raised in the parent article Nuclear power reconsidered.

Diagram and specifications for the reactor.[2]
© Image: ThorCon USA Inc
Diagram and specifications for the reactor.[3]

Brief description of the key features of this reactor.[4]


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Waste Management

There is a paper in the May issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:
Nuclear waste from small modular reactors
and a response from NuScale at:

Weapons Proliferation

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Specs for a 500MWe plant:
Plant cost per KW (including building but not land, permits or licensing):
Operating cost per KWh (including fuel and maintenance):
Initial fuel load:
Fuel consumption per day:

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