With all the Shopfloor blogging from Oregon on the topic of energy and electricity, we’ve left out one part of what should be a comprehensive approach toward energy — nuclear power.
NuScale Power, the Oregon-based company that is developing small, modular light water nuclear reactors, has received a lot of positive media attention in 2008. Earlier this year they were featured in a Popular Mechanics article, “Mini Reactors Show Promise for Clean Nuclear Power’s Future.” And in his Emerging Tech blog, Forbes Magazine’s Josh Wolf included NuScale Power in his list of companies to watch [pdf].
Not all of the media coverage, however, has been welcomed. NuScale is up with a corrective on its site, “Fox News Gets It Wrong;” a response to a Fox News story, “Miniature Nuclear Reactors Could Provide Energy—and Opportunity for Terrorists.”
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