Feds’ Small Modular Reactor Action Plan is a dangerous distraction from climate change mitigation

Attractive rhetoric around SMRs does not equate to viability upon close examination

On December 18, the Government of Canada launched its Small Modular Reactor Action Plan, ramping up its support for a new generation of nuclear reactors that will be smaller than the existing fleet, and designed for assembly-line production. 

“Canada can be a world leader in this promising, innovative, zero-emissions energy technology, and this is our plan to position ourselves in an emerging global market,” Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said in a statement.

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