Advanced Nuclear Power for Colorado
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Advanced Nuclear Power for Colorado

The Denver Post op-ed section contains an article titled "Colorado can embrace advanced nuclear power." It does not appear to be online.

Colorado Senate Bill 73 would give the state the needed funding to explore advanced nuclear reactor technology. Nuclear power faces a strong anti-nuclear movement, but nobody in the US has ever died from a nuclear plant failing, although nuclear plants have supplied about 20% of all US electricity for decades. Worldwide only about 100 people have died from nuclear accidents, most from Chernobyl.

There is a new generation of nuclear reactors called advanced small modular reactors, which are safer. smaller, and can be mass produced. One of these might be an ideal replacement for the Pueblo coal fired plant which is due to be retired in a few years.