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

Uses[edit]

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

Galena[edit]

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.

Types[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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