Feasibility of Nuclear Power on U.S. Military Installations. 2nd Revision
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA RESOURCE ANALYSIS DIV
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Congress directed the Department of Defense DoD, in section 2845 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010, to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of developing nuclear power plants on military installations. This study was conducted to meet this requirement. The study shows that small nuclear power plants can contribute to DoD missions by increasing energy assurance while reducing carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels for electricity significant time and resources will be required to resolve key issues in SMR safety, certification, licensing and siting and that the estimated cost of electricity produced by a small nuclear plant make this a viable option if the DoD does not pay first-of-a-kind expenses.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering