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Reid announces $745,000 for nuclear technologies research at UNR

By ThisIsReno


WASHINGTON, D. C.- Sen. Harry Reid today announced a $745,000 grant for nuclear technologies research and development at University of Nevada, Reno. The grant will go toward research to ensure the suitability of dry-cask systems for long-term storage and transport.

“I am pleased that UNR will continue to conduct cutting edge research on nuclear technologies,” said Reid. “These investments will prepare Nevada’s aspiring scientists and engineers to lead the way improving our economy through science and innovation.”

The grants come from United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Programs and Integrated University Program. DOE announced $47 million in funding to be distributed across 143 scholarships, fellowships, research grants and university research reactor upgrades. The funding will help educate American students at 46 colleges and universities about the nuclear industry in the United States.

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