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Monday, September 13, 2010

Miniature nuclear reactors might be a safe, efficient source of power

Miniature nuclear reactors might be a safe, efficient source of power

 
By Brian Palmer
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Take a mental stroll through the streets of Anytown, U.S.A. City hall is on your left, the movie theater on your right. Smell the delights from the bakery. And in the distance, there's the gentle steam plume billowing from the cooling tower of the miniature nuclear reactor that powers the quaint little burg. Not your idea of Americana? Wait a decade or two. The government and its private partners are developing reactors that one day might power your home town.
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