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2013-09-04 12:24:16

Report: TWRs Will Likely Be Economically Obsolete Before They Are Commercialized WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Gates's heart is in the right place on climate: we do need to get to a very low carbon emissions energy system. But, when it comes to the travelling wave reactor, his money is not. A new report from the nonprofit Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) think tank finds that the "traveling wave reactor" (TWR) concept championed by...

2010-09-29 14:34:00

Fact Sheet Explores Cost, Safety and Waste Issues Glossed Over by Industry WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same industry that promised that nuclear power would be "too cheap to meter" is now touting another supposed cure-all for America's power needs: the small modular reactor (SMR). The only problem is that SMRs are not only unlikely live up to the hype, but may well aggravate cost, safety, and environmental problems, according to a new fact sheet prepared by the...