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Title: A New Approach to Nuclear Power The Multi-Module Reactor (MMR) Concept

While fuel cost for nuclear power is incredibly low relative to fossil fuel, the capital investment needed to build today's nuclear power plant is substantial. Utilities are reluctant to build new nuclear power plants because of the long construction time and the associated uncertainty of investment recovery. This paper introduces a new modular reactor concept, the Multi-Module Reactor (MMR), that reduces both the construction cost and time in an attempt to renew commercial interest in nuclear power. (authors)
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Advance Nuclear Concepts, MS-1146, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21167886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP'02: 2002 International congress on advances in nuclear power plants, Hollywood, FL (United States), 9-13 Jun 2002; Other Information: Country of input: France; 2 refs
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society - ANS, La Grange Park (United States)
Research Org:
American Nuclear Society, 555 North Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CAPITAL; CONSTRUCTION; COST; FOSSIL FUELS; INVESTMENT; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS