Trump Signs Legislation to Promote Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology

By [email protected] The Trump administration has made shoring up existing nuclear power plants a key — and controversial — component of its energy agenda. But it’s also looking ahead to the next generation of nuclear reactor technology.

On Friday, President Trump signed the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), which passed earlier last month with bipartisan support. The bill is expected to speed up the development of advanced reactors in the U.S. by eliminating several of the financial and technological barriers standing in the way of nuclear innovation.

“There are some truly transformative advanced nuclear technologies being developed in America right now, and this

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