Portable nuclear reactors ready by 2013

The Hyperion nuclear power module is the size of a hot tub, gets buried in the ground, and creates enough power for 20,000 homes.

Hyperion modules have no moving parts to wear down, and are delivered factory sealed. They are never opened on site. Even if one were compromised, the material inside would not be appropriate for proliferation purposes. Further, due to the unique, yet proven science upon which this new technology is based, it is impossible for the module to go supercritical, “melt down” or create any type of emergency situation. If opened, the very small amount of fuel that is enclosed would immediately cool. The waste produced after five years of operation is approximately the size of a softball and is a good candidate for fuel recycling.

Earth2Tech has more. Nuclear is staging a huge resurgence. Once built, nuclear outputs prodigious amounts of cheap power, something the planet badly needs. Let’s hope it gets done safely (because it is going to happen.)