Energy Department Considers Nuclear Test Reactor Location

Idaho strongly considered, Tennessee in the running.

The U.S. Department of Energy is currently developing what it has dubbed the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The department hopes that it will revitalize the nuclear industry once prevalent throughout the United States, as well as aiding in pushing the nation’s nuclear technology into the future.

The location of the reactor has been narrowed down to either Idaho or Tennessee, although Idaho is preferred. The Department of Energy is required to turn in a final environmental impact statement in 2021, and if the statement is approved, the reactor will likely be completed by the end of 2025.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Energy Department as they plan for our country’s future.
  • For the Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette as he guides the department in his term.
  • That science and technology would continue to be pushed forward in balance with natural preservation.

Sources: AP, NPR


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