Puerto Rico nuclear future up for debate with new feasibility study released

Results from a study on the feasibility of nuclear energy in Puerto Rico show that nuclear energy is not out of reach for the Caribbean island. The Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) published its study on the feasibility of nuclear reactors in Puerto Rico, which Power Technology summarized with four points:

  1. Small nuclear reactors can integrate with renewable energy production and the existing grid, as well as with the decentralised system envisioned for the island.
  2. Puerto Ricans are interested in continuing the study.
  3. Design and siting regulations will allow advanced reactors to sustain natural disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes.
  4. Advanced reactors will not mean nuclear waste in Puerto Rico.