Small Modular Reactor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Local task force assigned to Ameren, Westinghouse nuclear project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-task-force-assigned-ameren-westinghouse-nuclear-project <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;has announced the formation of a task force to help Missouri land a federal grant to build small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s.</p><p>The task force is made up of officials from counties adjacent to<a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx"> Ameren Missouri&rsquo;s </a>Callaway County nuclear plant, which would build the reactors in a joint project with <a href="http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/">Westinghouse</a>.&nbsp; Nixon says it&rsquo;s important to have input from local-level officials.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:42:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 4167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local task force assigned to Ameren, Westinghouse nuclear project Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-westinghouse-regulators-talk-nuclear-energy-expansion-plan <p>Executives from <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> and <a href="http://www.westinghouse.com/">Westinghouse</a> presented their plans today&nbsp;to the state<a href="http://psc.mo.gov/"> Public Service Commission</a> for pursuing grants to build small nuclear reactors.</p><p>The two companies have teamed up to pursue up to $452 million from Washington to build up to five Small Modular Reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s, at<a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Callaway/Pages/Home.aspx"> Ameren&rsquo;s Callaway County plant</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/Our_Company/Executive_Biographies/joseph_zwetolitz_bio.shtm"> Joseph Zwetolitz </a>is President of the Americas division of Westinghouse.&nbsp; He says SMR&rsquo;s would be safer than the traditional nuclear reactor.</p><p>&ldquo;This reactor is almost entirely underground, which provides an additional level of safety, with regards to potential postulated accidents, deliberate attacks, tornadoes, those kind of things,&quot; Zwetolitz said. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:07:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3855 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan Westinghouse, Ameren seek to develop small modular nuclear reactors in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/westinghouse-ameren-seek-develop-small-modular-nuclear-reactors-mo <p><a href="http://www.westinghouse.com/">Westinghouse&nbsp;Electric Corporation</a>&nbsp;and St. Louis-based <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> will collaborate on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s, and will seek to build them at<a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Callaway/Pages/Home.aspx"> Ameren&rsquo;s Callaway County plant</a>.</p><p>Westinghouse officials say they&rsquo;ll apply for&nbsp;$452&nbsp;million in&nbsp;federal funding.&nbsp; Plans&nbsp;are&nbsp;to build at least one&nbsp;and possibly five&nbsp;SMR&#39;s alongside Callaway&rsquo;s current reactor, and to build more SMR&rsquo;s at the site for export.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) described the economic potential as enormous. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:57:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Westinghouse, Ameren seek to develop small modular nuclear reactors in Mo.