North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors

Researcher says a communications plan about the science of small nuclear reactors is needed

In remote communities and mining operations, diesel is often the main power source. But this is at odds with the reality that Canada has to reduce emissions and slow climate change.

Last week the federal government pledged $20 million for developing small modular reactors — SMRs. They are smaller than a conventional nuclear power plant and can be built in one location before being transported and assembled elsewhere.