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Advanced nuclear technologies generate energy in Senate

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Cross-party support for development and regulation of next-generation nuclear reactors

Draft legislation that would accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors has received bipartisan support in the United States Senate.

“It’s time to remove regulatory roadblocks for the next generation of nuclear reactors,” said Republican Senator John Barrasso, author of the draft bill and chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, at a hearing on 5 August.

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