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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:35 PM

Energy Department: Idaho top choice for new test reactor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is the top choice for the first new nuclear test reactor in the country in decades, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.

The agency released a draft environmental impact statement naming the Idaho National Laboratory as its preferred site for the proposed Versatile Test Reactor, or VTR.

Officials say the reactor is needed to help revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by developing safer fuel and power plants.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee is an alternative for the new reactor if further study finds the Idaho site doesn’t work.

Read more: https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/state/energy-department-idaho-top-choice-for-new-test-reactor/article_1cde6fa2-140f-548e-93c0-9f816ef55438.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:02 PM

1. OH NO! SAY IT ISN'T SO!

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:25 PM

2. oh sure let's put nukes in a white supremacist gun lover state nt

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:41 PM

3. Well let's see how it works

The industrialized world has followed the “No Nukes!” Policy for the last three decades and the result has been more coal mining, more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and a slide towards global warming disaster.

Let’s see if this experiment is a prototype for energy plants that will side-line more polluting, fossil fuel burning energy systems.

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