LaGrange Park, IL - February 28, 2013 - The American Nuclear Society (ANS) supports the continued development of advanced energy technologies including small modular reactors (SMRs). SMRs will produce clean, reliable energy with zero emissions. A single SMR can provide a year's worth of energy for more than 200,000 homes.
The U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration support the development of new energy technologies. On March 15, 2012, President Barack Obama stated a commitment to "an energy strategy for the future – an all-of-the-above strategy for the 21st century that develops every source of American-made energy."
"Small modular reactors (SMRs) are particularly suited for regions requiring smaller increments of energy capacity or regions isolated from a large electricity grid," said Hussein S. Khalil, a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the Director of Nuclear Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.
"The public should be aware that safety is an integral part of SMR design," said Michael Corradini, Ph.D., President of the American Nuclear Society and Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SMRs will help the U.S. and the world address climate change issues by providing safe and reliable long-term energy.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 11,000 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences within the nuclear field. They are advancing the application of nuclear technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.