“The final candidate [in the NDA credible options assessment) is GE/Hitachi's PRISM reactor, which uses plutonium in metallic form, avoiding the necessity for an oxide plant. It can be adapted to recycle spent elements from other reactors, turning nuclear waste from a liability into an asset. The private funding model GE/Hitachi is offering could shift the risk from the UK taxpayer to the contractor with the cost being recovered from sales of electricity.”
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.