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Podcast on Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Posted on August 03, 2015

The demand for energy in the United States is expected to keep growing in the coming decades. The Department of Energy considers nuclear energy to be an option to help meet this increased demand without producing air pollution. However, the nation’s nuclear reactors are aging and some have shut down in recent years.

Listen to GAO’s chief scientist, Tim Persons, discuss his team’s technology assessment of small modular reactors, a new class of nuclear reactor under development, in our new podcast.

Advanced Nuclear Reactors

GAO Contacts

Timothy M. Persons
Chief Scientist

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