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[cdn-nucl-l] Re: New nuclear plant to INEEL?
Another news item has the following description:
"Craig says the bill calls for funding to begin in the next fiscal year
(October 2003) and the reactor is to be build and operational at the site by
"Two competing designs will be funded and one of them will be constructed.
The reactor design that is selected must be capable of generating both
electricity and hydrogen for use in moving the nation towards a
hydrogen-based transportation economy as outlined by President Bush in his
State of the Union address. The INEEL will be the lead DOE laboratory for
all stages of the project.
"Craig told Newswatch 3 today that the planning began in 1997 when the
nuclear energy research and development budget had been zeroed out by the
previous Administration. "We have worked hard since then to build the
country's nuclear capabilities back up, and this provision is further
commitment to that", said Craig."
"Competing designs" and "by 2010." But is there any serious planning in
on 3/28/03 1:44 AM, Muckerheide at email@example.com wrote:
> Does anyone know of any reactor design info? At DOE? INEEL?
> Regards, Jim Muckerheide
> See also:
> 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.