Re: sustainable, clean energy
""It does until it goes wrong and you send a massive radioactive cloud over half the planet"
Won't happen with Small Nuclear Reactors which can be designed to fail safe with no backup power."
In addition, if the Small Modular Reactor is a molten salt reactor, the spent nuclear fuel could be cheaply reprocessed, resulting in no long term waste. Unlike with today's PUREX reprocessing, you can just keep cycling the transuranics (basically plutonium) through reactors until it is all fissioned.
Why governments will spend billions on renewable subsidies but won't fund this research is beyond me?