Nuclear Monitor Issue:#810
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In this issue of the Nuclear Monitor:
- A downbeat assessment by the US Government Accountability Office of the prospects for small modular reactors and 'advanced' reactor concepts.
- Updates from Japan, including the reactor restart process, and heavy-handed attempts by the government to force people to resettle in contaminated areas.
- Michael Mariotte deconstructs a silly report on nuclear economics by the International Energy Agency and the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency.
- A shift in opinion in the US in favor of a 'dilute and dispose' approach to plutonium waste could signal the end of the MOX boondoggle and also dent the prospects for 'integral fast reactors'.
- The latest problems with the planned EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point site in the UK.