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Nuclear Power Policy Activist, Independent

I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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  • Feb 18, 2021

"The Washington State Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee drafted a new bill, SB 5244, encouraging the production of advanced nuclear reactors, small modular reactors, and components through the Invest in Washington Act.

Expanding nuclear power is important to address both climate change and to stimulate domestic manufacturing of the energy source America originally developed.

Sponsored by Washington State Senators Sharon Brown (R), Perry Dozier (R), Jeff Holy (R), Mark Mullet (D), Ron Muzzall (R) and Shelly Short (R), this bill promotes the manufacture and deployment of new nuclear reactors.

These include small modular reactors that have a gross power output below 350 MW of electricity, are designed for factory manufacturing and ease of transport, or both, and advanced nuclear reactors having significant improvements over the present nuclear fission reactors, or a reactor employing nuclear fusion. Also included are components of these reactors."

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Michael Keller on Feb 22, 2021

Kind of skeptical the bill will ever be signed by the governor. Guy is pretty much a green religion zealot and the greens do not like nuclear.

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