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SMALL NUCLEAR REACTORS
Tiny power plants hold promise for industry under scrutiny, new global nuclear chief says
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:52 AM EDT
Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.
But finding long-term investors has been tough. Companies have been drifting away from the project, citing funding and regulatory questions.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is an investor in the reactors, which are slotted together like Lego blocks. They would have factory-built parts hauled by train or truck — making assembly possible anywhere.