Micro nuclear reactor

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A micro nuclear reactor is a small version of a nuclear reactor (approximately a few tens of meters). It is often so small it can be shipped or flown in.

Toshiba 4S micro nuclear reactor


Micro nuclear reactors could be used to power large vessels, production facilities (e.g. water purification, or mines), or small (remote) villages.


The Galena Nuclear Power Plant in Galena, Alaska is a proposed micro nuclear reactor installation intended to reduce the costs and environmental pollution required to power the town. It would use the Toshiba 4S reactor.


Several micro nuclear reactor designs exist. Examples are:[1]

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  1. ^ Natuurwetenschap & Techniek [Dutch], March 2008