The River Reactor Project is a large-scale public art project intended to bring attention to the potential of nuclear energy, and in particular nuclear microreactors.
We believe that these remarkable devices — and nuclear energy in general — deserve a far larger role in our conversations about both climate change and global energy poverty.
The project hopes to offer thousands of people a brief, intriguing encounter that kindles their curiosity about nuclear energy — and hints at the paths to prosperity that nuclear energy could open for humankind.
To do so, we’ll construct a full-scale replica of a nuclear microreactor on a floating platform that we deploy in the rivers of different cities in the US and (we hope) around the world. Paired with live music and a welcoming design, the sculpture is intended to pique the interest of everyone who experiences it, opening up deeper conversations about what nuclear energy is, how it works, and what it makes possible.
Read the latest project brief.