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More great news on power generation May 21, 2010

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in AEHI, Areva, Gov. Butch Otter.
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The Idaho Statesman mentions us in a story about President Obama’s increased push for nuclear power. It is worth a read. In addition to nuclear, we welcome the proposed funding for renewable energy as well.

We also join Gov. Otter in applauding the Department of Energy’s approval of a $2 billion loan guarantee for Areva’s proposed uranium enrichment facility in Eastern Idaho.

“DOE’s decision is great news for AREVA and Idaho,” Governor Otter said in the release. “The loan guarantee confirms that Idaho continues to lead the nuclear renaissance in America. The decision also paves the way for new careers and economic recovery across the state.”

It will be a great day when Idaho’s first commercial reactor will be able to make electricity with uranium fuel produced in Idaho.

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1. Jeff - June 6, 2010

What will be really, really great is if Idaho could also lead the way for spent fuel reprocessing… imagine having the capability to enrich, generate power, then reprocess uranium here in Idaho!

cleanidahoenergy - June 10, 2010

Jeff, that is a vision we very much support. There has also been some interest in uranium mining in Idaho; the complete cycle, from mining to reprocessing, is a vision worth reaching for.


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