Expert: Reactor will be safe; Nuclear proposal incorporates molten sodium technology

CASPER – After the recent announcement that Wyoming would be getting a nuclear power plant, many Wyomingites had a similar question. Is it safe?

The Star-Tribune spoke with an expert who says yes, both the reactor and the waste storage are secure.

Wyoming will be the site of the first Natrium small modular reactor (SMR) from a partnership between Bill Gates’ company TerraPower, the U.S. Department of Energy and PacifiCorp.

The Natrium SMR has a design distinct from previous reactors, making it safer than traditional reactors.

Traditional models have complex safety systems and rely on human int...

 

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