Some years ago I heard a baseball player being interviewed on radio. When he was asked what it meant to have won the game, he called it, and I quote, “a victory for the forces of light over the powers of darkness.”
The Power Reactor Innovative Small Module (PRISM) designed by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is a small, modular, sodium-cooled fast reactor. The PRISM core is located in a pool-type containment vessel and is fueled with metallic fuel. Each PRISM produces 311 MW of electricity.
Mr. Chairman, Senator Alexander, and members of the Subcommittee, I am Eric Loewen, Chief Consulting Engineer of Advanced Plants at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today.
In the wake of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it may sound odd to say so, but here goes: The prospects for nuclear energy have never been brighter.
Energy discussions to date have involved mostly opinions and hypothetical concerns, and too little use of real-world data. This report examines the facts on alternative energy sources and assesses whether they are, in fact, worthy competitors to nuclear.