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Monday, October 14, 2013

Corvallis-based NuScale Power devised a system to submerge nuclear reactors in an underground pool, dramatically limiting the potential for accidents.

After the triple meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in March 2011, a swarm of new ideas about nuclear power drew attention. One of those is the brainchild of [Jose] Reyes, who came up with a scheme to make a reactor small enough so that if there is a loss of electric power, as happened at Fukushima, its tiny core will cool on its own, and quickly, the way a small cup of coffee chills faster than a big pot.

His reactor, which so far exists only in computer designs, sits inside a containment vessel that looks like a steel thermos bottle and measures 82 feet in height and 15 feet in diameter — a mini version of reactor containments, some of which are being constructed at 200 feet in height and 120 feet in diameter at United States nuclear plants.

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