09 Aug '11, 12pm

Green: Researching Safer Nuclear Energy

The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, N.J., where some waste is stored in dry casks. A grant will underwrite research on how such canisters hold up in salty air. The nuclear power industry faces hard times, with tough competition from natural gas for meeting new electricity needs and a prevailing nervousness about nuclear safety after the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March. On Tuesday, the Energy Department, handing out research grants in all kinds of energy fields that are low in carbon dioxide emissions, is announcing that it will give $39 million to university programs around the country to try to solve various nuclear problems. The money will go to a variety of projects at 31 universities in 20 states. Several focus on nuclear waste. Two researchers at Clemson University, for example, will get $1 million to study the behavior of particles of nuclear waste when bur...

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