“Mini nukes:” They're not something out of a spy thriller, they're a new generation of nuclear reactors that can power several thousand homes and might be safer than large reactors. The promising new technology could make this carbon-free energy cheaper, safer, and easier to build.
It's deceptively simple - "just a reactor inside of a stainless steel thermos bottle, underwater, underground."
In “Mini Nuke Reactors, “ special correspondent Daniel Sieberg visits two different types: a scale model of one that could provide electricity to a small town and another proposed project that would recycle nuclear waste from the Cold War.
Daniel looks at how they work, unique safety features and how they can grow to meet the changing energy needs of communities. Engineers at the plants explain why so-called small modular reactors could be the next big part of America's energy future.
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