Here is another pithy clip from Ted Rockwell’s testimony to the Senate Republican Conference on June 22, 2009. He provides some solid engineering reasons why he agrees that modular reactors provide an interesting alternative to large ones. He is specifically addressing the B&M mPower™ in response to a question from Senator Lamar Alexander, but the comment really applies to a wide range of alternative nuclear system designs that avoid some of the size related problems of traditional central station light water reactors.
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Atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience. Financial, strategic, and political analyst. Former submarine Engineer Officer. Founder, Adams Atomic Engines, Inc. Host and producer, The Atomic Show Podcast. Resume available here.
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