In the world of nuclear power, one technology is generating debate: factory-produced reactors that are no bigger than a house. A bill to help bring smaller reactors to Washington is working its way through the state Legislature. At the same time, work is underway in Oregon to bring these small-scale reactors to market.
There’s only one place in the country right now that is developing a new kind of nuclear power plant.
It’s happening in an office building on a sprawling corporate campus just outside Corvallis, Oregon.