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There had been an immense amount of hype, and considerable nonsense written about Small
Modular Reactors. When you are trying to solve a problem as big as the Gordian knot, the
closely coupled issues of electricity poverty and planet heating, small is not beautiful. There
are strong economies of scale in nuclear power generation. Any solution that does not recognize
this will be hopelessly wasteful. But it is also true that we must take advantage of the order of magnitude improvement in productivity and quality associated with assembly line manufacture,
as compared to conventional on site construction. What we need is Big Modular Reactors,
the biggest reactors we can build on an assembly line.