Hometown Nukes – Terrible Idea

I’ve heard some really bad ideas in my time, but this one takes the cake: Hyperion Power Generation is building and wants to market a “compact nuclear reactor” that would produce about 27 MW of electricity. The idea is to use them to provide power to unconnected, hard to reach and undeveloped communities. Now, while I am in favor of getting people electricity who don’t want it, the idea of a nuclear reactor buried in the ground right under where people are living… I dunno, it just seems like you’re asking for trouble, no?

Just look at the picture. It’s like a terrorists wet dream.

Thanks for the story, Earth2Tech.

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