NuScale refutes critics

NuScale refutes critics

Corvallis-based NuScale responded to a Washington DC think tank that is saying small modular reactors are unsafe and uneconomical.

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which advocates a nuclear-free energy system, published a report Thursday that questions “the economy of small” that SMR proponents say makes their designs financially viable as well as the notion that their simplified construction is inherently safer than large, complex reactors.

But Mike McGough, chief commercial officer of Corvallis-based NuScale, defended his company’s reactor design and business model.

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