Bill Gates' TerraPower to build first nuclear reactor!

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We should have been building nuclear power plants for decades now. It is our best and cleanest option.
It's our only option at this point. There's enough uranium on earth to power humanity for two centuries. If we really want to curtail CO2 emissions while not experiencing a decrease in our quality of life, this is the way.
 
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Nuclear as a source of power is amazing & fascinating. I wish our government would get out of the way more & allow it to advance.
They should be involved only to the extent to ensure safety standards are enforced.
 

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Nuclear as a source of power is amazing & fascinating. I wish our government would get out of the way more & allow it to advance.
They should be involved only to the extent to ensure safety standards are enforced.
France gets approx 75% of their electricity from nuclear power, its amazing to me that we don’t
 

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The anti nuclear power movement is very strong. I hoping that with big names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffer that it will change.
There is the anti-nuke movement but this design doesn’t have federal approvals and that will take years (decade) and they use a non standard uranium fuel that needs to be produced. The NuScale Small Modular Reactor appears to be much further along in the process having received Fed design approval and a cost that appears to be 50% of the Gates plant.
 

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France gets approx 75% of their electricity from nuclear power, its amazing to me that we don’t
Ironically, it was the environmentalists who effectively put the brakes on that in the 70's. Nuclear obviously has it's safety issues but I remember the "1 World 1 Chance" slogan. And this type stuff:

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There is the anti-nuke movement but this design doesn’t have federal approvals and that will take years (decade) and they use a non standard uranium fuel that needs to be produced. The NuScale Small Modular Reactor appears to be much further along in the process having received Fed design approval and a cost that appears to be 50% of the Gates plant.
I wouldn't bet against Gates/Buffett. I'm sure they have some assurances that they will be able to proceed.
 

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I wouldn't bet against Gates/Buffett. I'm sure they have some assurances that they will be able to proceed.
I’ve been involved with projects that were politically favorable and had the same % of government financial backing, it’s been approx 20 years and they still haven’t broken ground
 

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