The campus community is invited to a presentation on small modular nuclear reactors scheduled from 3:30-4:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 5, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. Representatives from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric will present the following:
- Scott Bond, manager of nuclear generation development with Ameren Missouri, will discuss a funding opportunity from the Department of Energy for development of small modular reactors and a Westinghouse-Ameren Missouri partnership that is pursuing the funding for Missouri.
- Ed Lahoda, consulting engineer with Westinghouse Electric, will cover advanced fuels. His presention will include the Westinghouse Electric 300-year concept for handling current and future used nuclear fuel to produce a more publicly acceptable high-level waste and his company’s efforts to produce an enhanced accident-tolerant fuel. This fuel utilizes SiC cladding and high thermal conductivity, high-density fuel to mitigate the effects of beyond-design basis accidents on fuel degradation leading to large releases of fission products.
- Tom Kindred, senior engineer with Westinghouse Electric, will focus on SMR Technology and will provide an overview of the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (W-SMR) design. His presentation will place special consideration on how the SMR will meet future green energy demands with specific objectives of replacing the aging coal fleet. He will also include an overview of the W-SMR passive safety features with relevant comparisons to AP1000.