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Conceptual Design Selection Criteria: Conventional Nuclear Technology

Pros

High power-density source

Availability of massive amounts of energy

No green house emissions

Minimal transportation costs

Low $/kW baseload supply

Cons

Safety fears

High capital costs

Proliferation & terrorist target

Long term waste disposal

Uranium sustainability

Unsightly, bad reputation

~1/3 of CO2 comes from electricity production

Inherently nuclear power produces essentially no CO2

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