Fri March 15, 2013
Mini Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear power continues to be a hot topic when it comes to America's energy future but a new invention could change the entire landscape for nuclear power, or so they the supports of the SMR or Small Modular Reactor. These mini power plants could soon be installed all over the country fueling skyscrapers, neighborhoods and manufacturing plants. Supporters say they are safe, scalable and can be built quickly but those who watch the nuclear industry says that much more research needs to be done before small reactors dot our cities and states. A company on the forefront of this new technology is right in our backyard and we'll hear from them and others on this new plan to power America when Charlotte Talks.
Christopher Mowry - President, B&W MPower
Travis W. Knight, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Acting Director, Nuclear Engineering Program Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Jim Warren - Executive Director, NC Warn