Smaller Nuclear plants

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Wed May 12 13:27:55 CDT 2010

wb4jfi <wb4jfi at> writes:

> andre kesteloot wrote:
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> And the chances of an "incident" go up and up, while the costs go
> down.  (having previously been involved in NPP training, I learned to
> NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use the term "accident")
> Yes, the incident will be smaller, but with more points of failure, is
> that an advantage?

To what extent is that offset by having a standardized reactor design
and standardized training curriculum for all of them in the country?
I've often thought that the French got it right, and we got it wrong
with having every nuclear plant be essentially a one-off.


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