The Senate passed a comprehensive bill that includes many incentives for nuclear energy. Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced and Versatile Nuclear Energy for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act. It was voted on by 88 votes to 2. A previous version of the bill also received bipartisan support in the House earlier this year.

These incentives will include financial prizes for the first companies to recycle recycled nuclear waste. The draft law will change the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and simplify the application and regulatory process for new reactors. After the bill passed, Tom Carper, Chairman of the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a statement: “The ADVANCE Act will provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the tools and manpower it needs to efficiently review new nuclear technologies while maintaining the critical integrity of the NRC.” mission and create thousands of jobs.”

Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey were the opposing voices, with the latter claiming that the ADVANCE Act turns the NRC into a facilitator rather than a regulator. “This bill puts promotion over protection, and corporate profits over cleaning up the community,” Markey said.

Environmental groups reacted strongly for and against the bill. Dr. Edwin Lehman, Director of Nuclear Power Safety at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in A “Make no mistake: This is not about making the reactor licensing process more efficient, it is about weakening oversight of safety and security across the board, which is a long-term goal of the industry.”

– Matt Smith

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