The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which began generating power 47 years earlier and was Massachusetts’ only nuclear plant, was shut down several months ago.
Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4 are being constructed in Tamil Nadu state as part of a long-term Russian-Indian agreement.
When completed, the simulator facilities will be used for research, education, K-12 outreach and public advocacy regarding nuclear power and small modular reactor (SMR) technology.
The Pilgrim nuclear power plant was permanently shut down in May after 47 years of generating electricity.
This trend could continue until market forces make nuclear technology obsolete. Into this dynamic comes a resurgence in nuclear technology: liquid fluoride thorium reactors, or LFTRs (“lifters”).
The three replica simulators are for the Alvin W. Vogtle plant in Waynesboro, Georgia; the Edwin I. Hatch plant in Baxley, Georgia; and the Joseph M. Farley plant near Dothan, Alabama.