Inside the Race to Reinvent the Nuclear Reactor


Nuclear power may be making a comeback as researchers develop reactors that are smaller than ever before.

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“The main job of a reactor is to house and control nuclear fission—a process where atoms split and release energy.”

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“For now, NuScale’s reactors exist mostly as computer models. But in an industrial area north of town here, the company has built a full-size mock-up of the upper portion of a reactor.”

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“There is a clear need for new generating capacity around the world, both to replace old fossil fuel units, especially coal-fired ones, which emit a lot of carbon dioxide, and to meet increased demand for electricity in many countries.”

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