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Obama: $450 Million to Design and Commercialize Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

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Geplaatst op 09 april 2012 - 20:27

Obama Administration Announces $450 Million to Design and Commercialize U.S. Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Today, as President Obama went to Ohio State University to discuss the all-out, all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, the White House announced new funding to advance the development of American-made small modular reactors (SMRs), an important element of the President’s energy strategy. A total of $450 million will be made available to support first-of-its-kind engineering, design certification and licensing for up to two SMR designs over five years, subject to congressional appropriations. Manufacturing these reactors domestically will offer the United States important export opportunities and will advance our competitive edge in the global clean energy race. Small modular reactors, which are approximately one-third the size of current nuclear plants, have compact, scalable designs that are expected to offer a host of safety, construction and economic benefits.


Lees verder: http://energy.gov/ar...s-small-modular

Bron: Energy.gov, via technische weekblad

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