Is the Small, Sealed, Transportable, Autonomous Reactor program at Lawerence Livermore still going? I haven't found any recent updates on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSTAR" [Broken] It seems to me that a design like this would be ideal for providing power in the 3rd world, since it doesn't have to built onsite or refueled. After 30 years you haul it off and put in a new one. Having local power grids with 100mw plants would avoid a lot of the expense of setting up major power grids we use. It would be almost like how cell phones let the 3rd world leapfrog setting up the communication grids. Even in the US, it might be cheaper for a smaller utility company to buy one SSTAR every year than a 1GW unit every 10, since it would tie up less capital for shorter periods of time.