Conference Proceedings Paper
SMRS; A RIDDLE, WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY, INSIDE AN ENIGMA, AND CNL’S ROLE IN UNWRAPPING THAT
4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors - 2016 Nov. 02-04
R. Holmes (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
Small reactors have been known for many years and have been used in many applications. AECL published a Nuclear Battery concept in the 1970's and numerous other concepts were floated before and since. In recent years they have become fashionable and there have been many conferences, working groups and studies around the SMR concept. There are numerous designs and concepts all of which address some of the requirements of potential users and seek to answer some real and perceived problems, not the least of which is that last push towards deployment on a meaningful scale. We are fortunate enough to be at a juncture where SMRs are moving from solution looking for a problem to a real contributor. There are many hurdles that have to be negotiated and one of the resources in Canada that will help facilitate deployment is Canada's Nuclear Lab.
This presentation will outline some of the hurdles and articulate how CNL can help surmount some of them.
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