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[cdn-nucl-l] New nuclear plant to INEEL?
Does anyone know of any reactor design info? At DOE? INEEL?
Regards, Jim Muckerheide
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Senator [Craig] working on building a Nuclear Reactor at INEEL
Idaho Falls - THE INEEL IS ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO GETTING A NEW ONE-BILLION
DOLLAR ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTOR.
THE NATIONAL ENERGY BILL INCLUDES FUNDING FOR A NEW HIGH-TECH
NUCLEAR REACTOR AT THE SITE.
OF COURSE, IT'S STILL IN COMMITTEE, BUT SENATOR LARRY CRAIG
EXPECTS THE BILL TO PASS QUICKLY.
THE BILLION-DOLLAR REACTOR WOULD BE USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY
FOR ORDINARY USE.
SUPPOSEDLY, FUNDING WILL BEGIN NEXT YEAR.
CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETE BY 2010.
SENATOR CRAIG CALLS THE REACTOR AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD
BUILDING THE COUNTRY'S NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES.
BUT OPPONENTS SAY IT'S A STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
BEATRICE BRAILSFORD\SNAKE RIVER ALLIANCE:
"The department of energy's first job is to clean up the
site. It does threaten the environment of the people of
Idaho until that task is complete we should not be flirting
with new sources of nuclear pollution."
THE INEEL RESPONDED TO TODAY'S NEWS BY SAYING THE REACTOR
FITS WELL WITH ITS RENEWED ENERGY MISSION.
THIS NEW REACTOR WILL PRODUCE ELECTRICITY, BUT ALSO HYDROGEN,
SO THE UNITED STATES CAN MOVE TOWARD A HYDROGEN-BASED TRANSPORTATION
SENATOR ANNOUNCES ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTOR FOR IDAHO
A billion dollar construction project is apparently on its way to the INEEL.
U.S. Senator Larry Craig announced today that an advanced nuclear reactor is
on its way to the INEEL.
The reactor already has "the chairman¹s mark", which means it will be
included in the final energy bill.
Sen. Larry Craig/(R) Idaho
²What this means to the INEEL and to Idaho Falls is the INEEL becomes the
lead lab in the nation in relation to nuclear research, and all the efforts
with directly come from the INEEL. It most definitely means a huge boost, a
strong effort and construction project.²
The project, which is scheduled to be finished by the year 2010, is designed
to generate both electric and hydrogen energy.
Senator Craig says the bill will be considered in committee in the first
part of April, with the full Senate expected to vote immediately after.