It is reported that it has a very compact shape and modular design. Even if there is a failure, the system will immerse itself in the cooling pool to prevent disaster. < / P > < p > for many countries and regions, nuclear power is still an important infrastructure to ensure their energy security. For example, there are still nearly 60 nuclear power plants in 29 states in the United States. < / P > < p > even though there have been several serious accidents in history (Chernobyl and Fukushima), scientists have accumulated considerable management experience, and the safety of the new generation of nuclear reactors has been greatly improved compared with the earlier ones. < / P > < p > with nuscale’s compact nuclear reactor certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it means that we can provide more safe and reliable energy in a smaller space in the future. < / P > < p > as reported in popular mechanics, the nuclear energy start-up nuscale’s modular reactor solution has been given a green light all the way, making it a big step towards practical application. < / P > < p > compared with the reactors used in today’s nuclear power plants, nuscale’s new scheme is much smaller. The company hopes to simplify work through modular design while ensuring that the reactor can automatically shut down in the event of a failure. Mark Nichol, senior director of new reactors at the Nuclear Research Institute, said in a statement that the approval not only represents a major milestone in the design of small modular nuclear reactors, but also a key step forward for the future development of the industry. < / P > < p > as the first small modular reactor to receive the final safety assessment report, nuscale’s design will open up a new path for the application of other innovative advanced nuclear technologies. < / P > < p > it is characterized by reducing the physical size of each component so that it can coexist in the central containment. At the same time, the whole module is submerged in water to help control the excess heat. < / P > < p > given that the new reactor relies less on active systems and has a cooling pool to provide passive cooling. Even if any part of the reactor fails and causes a runaway reaction, the reactor itself immersed in the pool can prevent a real disaster. < / P > < p > of course, obtaining safety certification does not mean that we will soon see these compact modular nuclear reactors appearing in many places. As for the follow-up development, it still needs time to test. Global Tech