Recently, Oklo Corporation, USA (famous for its nuclear power projects) announced a plan to build a new nuclear power plant in Idaho. However, unlike previous nuclear power projects, the plant in Idaho will generate electricity using nuclear waste. It will also be the smallest nuclear power plant in the world, but will still be able to provide electricity to about 1,000 homes and operate automatically for a period of 20 years.
According to Oklo’s representative, this will be the first reactor in the world that can utilize nuclear waste to generate electricity.
Basically, many researchers agree that if we want to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising but still ensure the energy needs of people, nuclear power is the best solution.
“All the scenarios put forward by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to keep Earth’s temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius, based on the fact that nuclear power bears a large part of generating electricity for daily life. “
This nuclear power plant will operate with an expected capacity of only 1.5 megawatts, the smallest in the world at the moment. Earlier, the smallest recorded operating capacity of a nuclear power plant was 11 megawatts. Operating at such a small capacity minimizes the risk of a leak or accident – and even in the worst case scenario, dealing with damage will be easy and fast. more. Besides, the size of this nuclear power project allows it to be deployed in many locations, if the plant in Idaho succeeds.
However, Oklo will now face many difficulties if it wants to implement this project. According to their original plan, the new nuclear power plant in Idaho is expected to be completed between 2022 and 2025, which is the time for Oklo to complete this project. “The shortest in the history of US nuclear power industry.”
If this project is successful, it will probably pave the way for a lot of new innovations in nuclear power – opening a clean and safe energy future but still enough to provide for the demand. Increasing people.
According to Popular Mechanic