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July 08, 2013

Prospects and Issues for SMRs Deployment

Here is an IAEA presentation from Mar 2013 on the status of global small modular nuclear reactor projects.

Operational Issues for SMRs
– Overcoming Constraints:
• Licensability of non-LWR technologies in newcomer countries
• Control room staffing and human factors
• Connection to the grid
• Site specific exclusion zones and EPZs

Most of the new nuclear reactors are being built by China, India, Russia and South Korea. They are each developing their own small modular nuclear reactors. They will clearly mainly be buying their own nuclear reactor designs. It is only the middle eastern and other countries that do not have their own designs who will be buying the reactors created by other countries.

Previously Nextbigfuture had looked at the economics of the various global small modular nuclear reactors that are under development










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