Manchin cheers move to create uranium for advanced nuclear reactors


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with reporters after a remembrance ceremony on the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Monday, September 13, 2021.

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The U.S. government is taking its first step towards encouraging more high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel in the United States, paving the way for a new generation of nuclear reactors that promise to be safer and more efficient than traditional designs.

On Tuesday, the Department of Energy issued a request for information for its plans to create commercial quantities of the new type of uranium fuel in the U.S. Currently, the DOE’s…


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