The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security. “If we lose our supply chain, if we lose our intellectual chain of supply of bright scientists because we basically pushed the nuclear industry back, then we’re going to lose our role as a leader when it comes to nuclear energy in the world,” Perry said. That in turn could hurt the country’s ability to address nuclear nonproliferation, Perry said.
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US federal and state policymakers and officials should support the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) by US companies to help secure the nation’s position as an international leader on nuclear technology for decades to come, according to a new report by the Nuclear Innovation Alliance organisation.
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