Next-Generation Nuclear Power



This week’s Economist nicely presents the current status of global nuclear power development.

The Generation IV International Forum (GIF, a consortium of 10+ countries) has drawn up plans for six new reactor designs.  From these six, they will whittle down to the design that becomes the standard for the fourth generation of nuclear power plants.  These six designs range from merely updated designs to entirely new types of fuels and coolants.

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