UW begins nuclear energy research

LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on communities.

University of Wyoming has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a nationwide program to expand nuclear research.

DOE awarded $61 million to support projects at universities in 29 states.

The UW research will focus on impacts of the advanced nuclear demonstration project meant to replace Rocky Mountain Power’s Naughton power plant in Kemmerer. The coal-fired plant is e...


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