Environmental Engineering Reference
Work is going on to create compact
nuclear reactors, such as this one.
This type of reactor could be
transported to where it was needed.
create new nuclear fuel.
The people developing
have several goals. These
include more eficient
use of uranium, better management of nuclear waste, and
increased safety and reliability. The new reactors might be
ready to come into use by the year 2030 or even earlier.
This map shows the location of nuclear reactors in the United States. These reactors supply
about a ifth of the country's electricity. (There are no reactors in Alaska and Hawaii.)