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Missouri Chosen

To Produce Next Generation Nuclear Energy

Gov. Jay Nixon says it’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity that could spark a next-generation manufacturing industry in our state.

Kate Jackson, Westinghouse Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, says the partnership coupled with Missouri’s workforce, strong foothold in the nuclear industry and central location create a competitive advantage. 

Westinghouse will apply to the Department of Energy for project funding in May; Jackson is confident it will be approved.

No state legislative action or statutory change is needed to move forward … no taxpayer money would be used to fund the project.

Warner Baxter, president and CEO of Ameren Missouri, says the project will have a huge economic impact on our state.

The goal is to market the American-made reactors globally.

Westinghouse will apply for the competitive federal cost-share investment funds next month. If Westinghouse receives the investment funds — and Jackson says they will — they and Ameren Missouri would seek appropriate licenses from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to move forward with construction of a Westinghouse SMR at Ameren Missouri’s Callaway site.

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