The Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor: A Cost/Risk Competitive Nuclear Option

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H. L. Gotschall

Gas-Cooled Reactor Associates, 10240 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92121

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 116(1), 26-31 (Jan 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906804 History: Received June 12, 1991; Online April 24, 2008


The business risks of nuclear plant ownership are identified as a constraint on the expanded use of nuclear power. Such risks stem from the exacting demands placed on owner/operator organizations of current plants to demonstrate ongoing compliance with safety regulations and the resulting high costs for operation and maintenance. This paper describes the Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) design, competitive economics, and approach to reducing the business risks of nuclear plant ownership.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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