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Nuclear wave of the future

Nuclear wave of the future

Anyone concerned about climate change should support efforts to build a new generation of advanced nuclear reactors. These new reactor designs can deliver clean, reliable electricity and support our carbon-reduction goals. Nuclear power is the only current technology able to generate the amount of electricity required to support our standard of living without emitting carbon dioxide and nitrogen compounds. Our nation's, and indeed the world's, future well-being depends on innovative technologies like the traveling wave reactor.

Therefore, it is surprising that little attention was given to a recent announcement. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNP) along with TerraPower...