Small Modular Reactors

Politics and tech align over SMRs in Canada

Oct 20, 2020

Canada, with hundreds of small, isolated communities and hard-to-reach quarries, mines, and oil sand operations scattered across thousands of kilometers, is perfect to develop an...

Work on test reactor seen boosting US nuclear industry

Oct 6, 2020

The U.S. Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) has moved into a new stage in its development and will be the rising tide that floats all boats across the country’s nuclear industry, according...

Russian nuclear icebreaker departs on Arctic journey; Robots, drones, AI win IAEA competition

Oct 6, 2020

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Poland pledges $40 billion for new nuclear; CNL, Kairos to jointly develop SMR

Sep 15, 2020

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UK dockyard turns to VR to apply modular approach to nuclear

Sep 1, 2020

A small modular reactor (SMR) project at the Liverpool dockyards is leaning on virtual reality to aid in planning and training, project leaders say.

NuScale NRC approval overshadows UAMPS delay

Sep 1, 2020

NuScale’s small modular reactor design has been closely linked with its likely first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), but the regulatory design approval shows...

Regulators tackle SMRs to give them room to grow

Aug 5, 2020

As the commercial use of small modular reactors (SMRs) moves closer, regulators are working to rewrite the rules governing nuclear power plants to avoid suffocating the new technology...

Barakah Unit 2 completed; French auditor calls for guarantees

Jul 21, 2020

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Saskatchewan nuclear secretariat to study economic impact of SMRs

Jul 7, 2020

The sparsely-populated Canadian province of Saskatchewan is creating an around five-person secretariat to examine the potential of small modular reactors (SMRs) and the economic impact...

Fusion pioneers say tech will beat many SMRs to market

Jun 23, 2020

Fusion technology, boosted by a jump in private investment, will be commercially viable within the next 10 to 15 years, say scientists and startups working on the fast-developing...