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Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Small modular reactors — a radioactive idea

Helen Caldicott AUSTRALIAN politicians are contemplating developing nuclear power for this country. In their ignorance, they are mooting “small modular reactors” (SMRs) about which they clearly know little. To partly explain their enthusiasm here is the background story. The so-called “nuclear renaissance” died following the Fukushima catastrophe when one-sixth of the world’sRead More

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

Mounting apprehensions regarding techno-economic feasibility of EPRs: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the DAE

16 July 2020 To The Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, New Delhi Dr. Jitendra Singh MOS, PMO, New Delhi Honorable Prime Minister Govt. of India, New Delhi Dear Sirs, Greetings from Sagar, Western Ghats, Karnataka. May I draw your kind attention to the latest French Auditor’s report, as in the newsRead More

Electricity from Small Modular Reactors: Hope or Nuclear Mirage?

Electricity from Small Modular Reactors: Hope or Nuclear Mirage?

Featured, Nuclear Technology February 22, 2018 at 4:21 am 0 comments

M. V. Ramana | Courtesy: Energy Studies Institute In October 2017, just after Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry asked the audience at a conference on clean energy in Washington, D.C.: “Wouldn’t it make abundant good sense if we had small modular reactorsRead More