Progress Toward Mid-Mo’s Potential $1.2 Trillion Industry

Westinghouse announced a partnership yesterday with the University of Missouri at Columbia and Missouri S&T to “support the development of multiple cutting-edge research projects…that will benefit the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor project and the nuclear energy industry as a whole.”

Westinghouse Vice President John Goosen said, “It is our hope that this alliance will underscore our efforts to support Missouri in becoming a hub for the design, development, manufacturing, construction, and deployment of American-made SMRs across this nation and around the world.”

Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri System, said, “This is an important partnership for our university system, the state and nation as we look toward energy independence while at the same time bringing jobs to Missouri.”

SMRs have the potential to be a real “game-changer” for mid-Missouri’s economy. Yesterday’s announcement is one more step in the right direction.