Aug 27, 2018

China and Russia looking at 27 floating nuclear reactors but ThorCon and Indonesia could scale to 100 per year

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What could possibly go wrong? Does anyone remember Fukushima?

Floating nuclear power plants offer several economic advantages.

A large percentage of the cost of a nuclear power plant is the construction and installation of the plant itself. This cost can vary and increase if the site has challenging weather and other conditions. Also, cold and harsh environments may not have a highly trained local workforce to build each plant.

Building floating nuclear reactors means that the factory or shipyard can be at the most productive and efficient location.

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