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Title: Small Modular Reactors (468th Brookhaven Lecture)

With good reason, much more media attention has focused on nuclear power plants than solar farms, wind farms, or hydroelectric plants during the past month and a half. But as nations around the world more »demand more energy to power everything from cell phone batteries to drinking water pumps to foundries, nuclear plants are the only non-greenhouse-gas producing option that can be built to operate almost anywhere, and can continue to generate power during droughts, after the sun sets, and when winds die down. To supply this demand for power, designers around the world are competing to develop more affordable nuclear reactors of the future: small modular reactors. Brookhaven Lab is working with DOE to ensure that these reactors are designed to be safe for workers, members of surrounding communities, and the environment and to ensure that the radioactive materials and technology will only be used for peaceful purposes, not weapons. In his talk, Bari will discuss the advantages and challenges of small modular reactors and what drives both international and domestic interest in them. He will also explain how Brookhaven Lab and DOE are working to address the challenges and provide a framework for small modular reactors to be commercialized.« less
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Title: Small Modular Reactors (468th Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2011-04-20
OSTI Identifier: 1013352
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US1104184
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Lecture presented at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States) on April 20, 2011
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS ; BNL ; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ; POWER DEMAND ; POWER GENERATION ; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:50:31
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27