Ted Fellow Posted over 1 year ago Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors Taylor, congratulations on scoring a spot at TED. Now you need to augment your enthusiasm with technical innovation. It will be very helpful to carefully consider the comments by Jon Phillips below. Jon points to some of the very difficult technical challenges that face all SMRs and variations thereon. Do net let these challenges stop you. Instead, use them to study potential solutions. All you need is one good solution to one major issue, and you have a unique design that may separate yours from other designs. With any fission reactor there will be radiative waste. You might consider recent work done in low energy nuclear transmutations pioneered by Toyota and Mitsubishi Heavy labs. There are very interesting breakthroughs in ways to change dangerous nuclear waste to relatively harmless non-radiative waste. Do not be discouraged. Think far out of the accepted paradigms, and have fun!