Pulse of the Engineering Profession: Small Modular Reactors
Enter nuclear power, a form of electricity generation that’s existed for 72 years and counting—and is now shifting into a new and exciting era. With the advent of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR), a more adaptable cousin to the large-scale reactors of yesteryear, fresh possibilities for siting, building, moving, and grouping reactors are coming to the fore. The net result? A renewed sense of possibility that’s enlivening the nuclear field.