Some proponents of nuclear power are advocating for the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) as the solution to the problems facing large reactors, particularly soaring costs, safety, and radioactive waste. Unfortunately, small-scale reactors can’t solve these problems, and would likely exacerbate them.

— Small Modular Reactors: No Solution for the Cost, Safety, and Waste Problems of Nuclear Power (Published jointly by Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Physicians for Social Responsibility)