Disappointment on Small Nukes, But Hope Remains

The Missourinet reports on Missouri losing out on the first round of funding for small modular nuclear reactors. This is a disappointment, but the grants are not finished. As reported by the Post-Dispatch

But the Energy Department softened the blow for companies that weren’t chosen for grant money by simultaneously announcing plans to make additional funding available.

“The Obama administration continues to believe that low-carbon nuclear energy has an important role to play in America’s energy future,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement. “Restarting the nation’s nuclear industry and advancing small modular reactor technologies will help create new jobs and export opportunities for American workers and businesses, and ensure we continue to take an all-of-the-above approach to American energy production.”

There will likely be a second round that could include the application filed for mid-Missouri.