Micro-nuclear lobbies Trump Nick Rosen | ENERGY | March 6, 2017 00 http://www.off-grid Buy our book - OFF THE GRID - a tour of American off-grid places and people written by Nick Rosen, editor of the off-grid.net web site 3 Responses to “Micro-nuclear lobbies Trump” Drake Savage March 6, 2017 I have always believed that a little “nukie” is never a bad idea. Reply Michael Keller March 6, 2017 Instead of nailing the hapless taxpayer, why not attack the root cause of the problem? Namely massive over regulation by the NRC. The inherently passively fail-safe advanced reactors should notbe burdened by the the vast overkill of the existing regulations. The NRC should only deal with what is actually significant (that would be Safety-related, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations). As far as GAIN is concerned, you are forced to use Department of Energy labs to get help. More commonly known as an extortion racket. NUSCALE should use their own dam money, not the taxpayers. If the government actually wants to help, let investors (e.g. hedge funds) write-off aiding advanced nuclear. The government has no business picking the winners and losers in the market place, which is exactly what the DOE is doing now. I predict NUSCALE will fail as their product can not remotely compete with natural gas power plants in the US. Once again, Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars wasted. Reply William Fortune March 17, 2017 We need to look and see how Admiral Hyman Rickover got the first reactor for a submarine approved by the NRC so quickly. I say get the Republican proposal that gets the NRC involved early, re-submitted. Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Yes, add me to your mailing list.