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US Congress passes bill to help advanced nuclear power

7 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Though economics might not favor nuclear power in the US, policy makers do.
Last week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that originated in the Senate called the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act , which will allow the private sector to partner with US National Laboratories to vet advanced nuclear technologies. The bill also directs the Department of Energy to lay the ground work for establishing "a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source."
The Senate also introduced a second bill called the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act...
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