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Since the technology is based on 50-year-old designs used in university research labs across the country, Hyperion expects it will face minimal opposition from local populations and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which will review the company's application next year.
Even if the tiny reactors are used to power just half of the potential 20,000 homes, the cost is still only $2,500 per household for at least six years of electricity, or about $413 per year -- significantly less than most U.S. homes spend on a year's worth of power. Hyperion will have to work quickly, however. Other companies, including Toshiba, are also working on mini reactors. Toshiba's design could power a single building (we assume they're targeting office structures) for up to 40 years
I would want one...as long as my Geiger Counter doesn't go crazy when I'm near it...I think I'd trust it not to explode...they wouldn't just go selling something so dangerous if it could cause a small nuclear explosion...nothing is perfect so you never know...but I'd trust it...
I knnow Japan is working on small nuclear reactors that will run a house. There under the impretion that everybody will want one in there garage.