Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Funding fortifies US nuclear education - University-level nuclear education in the USA is to be boosted by $18.2 million in funding for research reactor upgrades, equipment purchases and student funding from the US Department of Energy (DoE).

The Energy Department will set aside $18.2 million to fund nuclear energy programs in U.S. higher education. Energy Secretary Steven Chu touted the grant as an investment that would benefit students and the country's nuclear industry. "Restarting the U.S. nuclear industry is a critical part of our efforts to build a clean-energy economy and create clean-energy jobs," he added. World Nuclear News

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