Natrium nuclear plant to be built in Kemmerer

Kemmerer will be the site of the Natrium nuclear reactor demonstration project.

The town was named Tuesday in a statement issued by TerraPower, the company behind the Natrium plant design.

Along with the Sweetwater County location, other potential sites considered included facilities near Glenrock and Gillette.

The news comes as a bittersweet development for leaders in Sweetwater County. Although Wyoming will benefit from the project, Sweetwater County’s benefits will likely be somewhat muted in comparison to Lincoln County.

Commissioner Roy Lloyd said he was disappointed about the decision, b...


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