Science & Tech Spotlight: Nuclear Microreactors
Science & Tech Spotlight: Nuclear Microreactors, Report No. GAO-20-380SP, Feb. 2020
The U.S. nuclear energy sector faces an uncertain future. Nuclear microreactors offer the potential of faster deployment compared to conventional large reactors, but they face challenges such as limited fuel availability and greater security risks. Given long design and certification cycles, examining microreactors now is key for future industry planning.
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Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
United States of America
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