Jim Bridger may get a nuclear option

The Jim Bridger Power Plant may get a second lease on life if selected to house a new nuclear reactor being touted as a game changer for the state’s economy.

Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state would partner with TerraPower and PacifiCorp to build a next-generation Natrium reactor at one of four retiring coal plants in Wyoming.

Other plants under consideration are in Kemmerer, Gillette and Glenrock.

“I am thrilled to see Wyoming selected for this demonstration pilot project, as our great state is the perfect place for this type of innovative utility facility and our coal-experienced workforce...


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