Westinghouse trails forthcoming small reactor

11 January 2011

Westinghouse's development of a small modular reactor has been confirmed via an advertisement in its monthly magazine. "These factory built and easily transportable reactors will be more affordable to build," said the ad without revealing details of the technology. Elsewhere in the magazine, chief technology officer Kate Jackson said that the company is working to apply passive safety techniques to small reactors up to 300 MWe in capacity and pursuing "an integrated approach to the full fuel cycle."