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CATF Responds to House Passage of Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act

September 13, 2018 Work Area: Advanced Nuclear

The Members of Congress who worked to get this bill over the finish line have helped to spur much-needed innovation in the nuclear sector. This bill will move the United States forward in terms of global leadership and greenhouse gas emission
reductions. Specifically, it will:

  • Pave the way for a versatile test reactor to bolster U.S. nuclear science capabilities;
  • Establish an Advanced Nuclear Energy Cost-Share Grant Program to make cost-share grants to applicants to fund a portion of the applicant’s NRC fees for pre-application and application review activities;
  • Require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to enhance the capabilities of the United States to develop new reactor technologies through high-performance computation modeling and simulation techniques;
  • Direct the U.S. Department of Energy complete a 10-year budget plan for nuclear energy research and development.

Clean Air Task Force also wishes to thank the congressional staff involved for their countless hours of effort, and bipartisan cooperation.

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