The Mini Nuclear Reactor

By Deane Barker on November 10, 2008

Local Mini Nuclear Reactors to Power US Homes within 5 Years: Will it actually happen? Who knows? Is it a good idea? Tougher question.

A New Mexico based company have started production on hot tub-sized nuclear generators designed to power communities across America.

[…] Powered by low-enriched uranium fuel, each Hyperion Power Module will produce enough clean, safe and environmentally friendly energy to reliably power 20,000 standard American homes for 10cents per watt.

[…] To add to their eco credentials, each module will produce a mere softball-sized amount of recyclable waste every five years and will release nothing in the way of greenhouse gas emissions, unlike ‘traditional’ fossil fuels.

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