TerraPower

In a regulatory realm known for delays and an industry plagued by cost overruns, TerraPower already faced an ambitious seven-year schedule to permit, construct and commence operations for its inaugural Natrium nuclear power plant in Kemmerer. Then, nine months after unveiling its plan, Russia...
The U.S. needs to revitalize its uranium mining industry and fast-track an expansion of its nuclear fuel processing capabilities to end reliance on Russia and other foreign adversaries for its nuclear power industry, Wyoming’s congressional representatives say. U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia...
CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming.  People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If — and how — the electricity the plant generated would...
A bill to clarify Wyoming’s permitting authority over TerraPower’s proposed Natrium nuclear plant in Kemmerer is advancing in the budget session with broad support, despite a row over future taxation.  House Bill 131 – Nuclear power generation and storage-amendments,  sponsored by Rep. Donald...
Feds: We’ll find ‘right fit’ for Wyoming coal community grant proposals   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Wyoming communities bracing for coal production downturns and coal-fired power plant closures will receive support from assorted federal “revitalization” grant programs, despite being shut...
Nuclear project could be the catalyst for economic diversification   By Greg Johnson Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Last summer’s bombshell announcement that Wyoming will be home to a first-of-its-kind nuclear demonstration project has energized the Cowboy State’s efforts...

The residents and leaders of Kemmerer, population 2,800, are preparing for the construction of a next-generation nuclear power plant near their community. A coal-fired plant near Kemmerer has been selected as the site for the Natrium reactor demonstration plant. (Photo by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com)

Kemmerer’s locals, leaders eye transition to nuclear-power boom town   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   KEMMERER — A relic of 1950s-era motor lodges, the Antler Motel in the heart of Kemmerer rarely has to light its “no vacancy” sign, though customer traffic is steady during the summer tourist...
TerraPower chooses Kemmerer for nuclear reactor   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — TerraPower, Bill Gates’ nuclear power company, announced Tuesday that it has chosen Kemmerer as its preferred site for a planned nuclear reactor.  The project, announced in...

An illustration shows the TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Natrium technology, which features a sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system. (Courtesy of TerraPower)

Multi-billion dollar Natrium nuclear project inches forward   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   A progress report to members of the Joint Committee on Minerals, Business & Economic Development in Laramie Thursday offered mostly good news to proponents of building a first-of-its-kind nuclear...
FROM WYOFILE:  We’ve been here before: Wyoming nuclear project echoes of past   By Joel Funk, WyoFile.com   When state officials unveiled in June that a nuclear demonstration project is slated for Wyoming, they touted it as an advanced technology. But critics of the Natrium project say we’ve been...

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