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Another nuclear hopeful fails
Posted: 25 September 2018

Compact modular molten-salt reactors were touted as the future of nuclear energy - they could be mass produced at a factory and shipped to the town where they were needed. And they would be safe. Yeah, well great ideas don't always work out in practice, and the hard reality of getting a new nuclear technology off the ground has collapsed Transatomic.

Let's face it, nuclear is difficult, and just keeps getting more expensive. Why bother, when solar tech gets cheaper and more widespread all the time?

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Posted: 25 September 2018 at 14:59
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