Two recent reports have concluded that Small Modular Reactors carry enormous risks and will probably never be as cheap as their advocates claim.
Nuclear inquiry report calls on Australians to say “definite yes” to nuclear energy for Australia, despite the new SMR technology’s enormous expense and as-yet unproven status.
The nuclear inquiry has seen some bold claims and corporate spin about future costs of small modular reactors. But they’re undermined by the authors of the reports they cite.
As another Australian journalist wades into the nuclear culture wars – this time spruiking small modular reactors – it’s a good time for a fact-check on this fabled technology.