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2014-05-15 12:24:19

Unproven and Untested SMRs Face All the Problem of Large Reactors; Even if Speculative SMR Technology Worked, It Would Arrive Too Late to Avert Climate Change Woes. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that "small modular reactors" (SMRs) will save the dying nuclear power industry in the United States and avert climate change are unfounded. What is far more likely to happen if the U.S. scales up SMRs is that they will choke off the funding and policies that have allowed...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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