How small modular reactors may fuel nuclear power’s comeback

Nuclear power gained a bad reputation following the disasters at Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three Mile Island.

Now, with global energy disruptions caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine and sky-high fuel prices means aging nuclear plants are getting a new lease on life.

And there is new type of nuclear plant is on the horizon- one that could revolutionize the industry.
They are called Small Modular Reactors, or SMRs for short.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Renolds reports from San Luis Obispo California.