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BUSINESS BEAT : Agency wants new nuclear test reactor

Aug 06, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation's fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.

The agency said it would prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the process to build the reactor in Idaho or Tennessee by the end of 2025. Public comments on the review are being taken through Sept. 4.

The Versatile Test Reactor would be the first new such facility built in th...