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ANS supports the development of advanced energy technologies

Linda Zec|

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.

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