Forbes: SMR Smart: Small Modular Reactors Are Nuclear’s Future
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Terrestrial Energy, another innovative small modular reactor company, has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intentions to license their Integral Molten Salt Reactor, or IMSR®. They have plans to submit its licensing application in 2019.
But what really matters to the public is safety. The small size and large surface area-to-volume ratio of SMRs, like NuScale Power, that sits below ground in a super seismic-resistant heat sink, allows natural processes to cool it indefinitely in the case of a complete power blackout, with no humans needed to intervene, no AC or DC power, no pumps, and no additional water for cooling.
Translation – no meltdowns!