Is Canada betting big on small nuclear reactors? Here’s what you need to know

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon contributes to this article about how small modular reactors are variously described as a clean energy solution, a waste of time and a new danger. The Canadian federal government could be preparing to bet big on small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs. There have been rumblings about the technology for years, but the SMR Action Plan, due to be released this month, is expected to lay out Ottawa’s role in advancing the technology.  January 4, 2021.