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Geoff Black Research on Small Modular Reactors Published as Technical Report

Geoff BlackGeoffrey Black, a professor in the Department of Economics, has recently had his research about the use of small modular reactors published as a technical report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Small modular reactions create energy using nuclear fission and can be easily transported and assembled on site. His work started with a $41,000 grant to decide whether conditions in certain developing countries could accommodate small module reactors. His team’s report was initially published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and later published in the IAEA’s report. Technical reports like this are rare, which indicates the importance of Black’s report.  This report was then released to the 170 member states of the IAEA as a guide to establish sustainable technologies.

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