DOE to Research Nuclear Fuel Waste Reduction

$40 million dedicated to creating cleaner energy.

Nuclear power provides for a fifth of America’s overall electricity. However, nuclear energy creates 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste every year. To promote carbon-free electricity, the DOE has announced ongoing research into ways to decrease nuclear waste creation, thereby reducing the need for long-term waste storage.

“More than half of our zero-carbon energy is generated from nuclear power, and through this groundbreaking research we can expand nuclear’s potential,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “America is an innovation leader, and DOE is proud to invest in the next generation of nuclear energy technologies that will power the nation and protect our environment.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of Energy Granholm as she oversees this initiative.
  • That the Department of Energy will be effective in managing resources to satisfy the country’s need for electricity.
  • For wisdom for the president and his Cabinet as the necessary power for the nation and its environmental impact are evaluated.

Sources: Department of Energy


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