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NuScam’s small nuclear project could fall through – spelling trouble for the whole nuclear industry

High Profile Nuclear Reactor Rollout Faces 3-Year Delay, Oil Pricee, – Aug 26, 2020, The U.S. nuclear industry, with a fleet of plants already outdated and a bit shabby, has never been able to recover from the market’s inundation with cheap fossil fuels in the wake of the shale revolution. But now shale may be croaking its last breath any day now, nuclear has one foot in the grave……….The U.S. nuclear industry, with a fleet of plants already outdated and a bit shabby, has never been able to recover from the market’s inundation with cheap fossil fuels in the wake of the shale revolution. But now shale may be croaking its last breath any day now, nuclear has one foot in the grave
……..now, after years of promotion, some drawbacks to these… small reactors are beginning to emerge just as the industry starts to get off the ground. “Nuclear advocates fret as first maker of small reactors encounters trouble,” a Washington Examiner headline stated this week. The article tells the story of NuScale Power, an Oregon-based nuclear company, which is getting a rocky start as their first customers have asked to push back timelines and bristled at rising costs, which is a small enough story, but ultimately could set back the entire industry. …….. if the project falls through altogether, that could spell big trouble for the nuclear industry and for the adoption of small modular reactors.

August 27, 2020 - Posted by | general

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