Small nuclear reactors will bleed us dry and won’t solve climate change – unfounded promises

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there is every reason to believe that if and when a NuScale SMR is built, its final cost too will vastly exceed current official estimates.

Unfounded promises — Beyond Nuclear International Small Modular Reactors epitomize culture that embraces exaggeration
By M.V. Ramana
In 2006, Elizabeth Holmes, founder of a Silicon Valley startup company called Theranos, was featured inIncmagazine’s annual list of30 under 30 entrepreneurs. Her entrepreneurship involved blood, or more precisely, testing blood. Instead of the usual vials of blood, Holmes claimed to be able to obtain precise results about the health of patients using a very small sample of blood drawn from just a pinprick.

The promise was enticing and Holmes had a great run for a decade. She was supported by abevy of celebrities and powerful individuals, including former U.S. secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, James Mattis, who later…

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