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Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States
October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021
Nuclear reactors can provide low-carbon energy, and advanced nuclear technologies could play an important role in moving the United States towards a zero-carbon future. Next-generation nuclear reactors have the potential to be smaller, safer, less expensive to build, and better integrated with the modern grid. However, the technical, economic, and regulatory outlook for these technologies remains uncertain.
A National Academies study will assess the future of new and advanced nuclear reactor technologies and identify the opportunities and barriers to commercialization.
This meeting will feature open sessions on October 4 and 5 with speakers on Security, Safeguards, and International Issues for New and Advanced Reactors.
This study operates in parallel with a congressionally mandated study on the fuel cycle and waste aspects of these advanced reactor designs.
Please visit NASEM’s Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States event page for more information.