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2 Mo. universities to research small reactors

Two Missouri universities will be conducting nuclear energy-related research in a consortium founded by Westinghouse Electric Co. and Ameren Missouri.

The Small Modular Reactor Research and Education Consortium will be led by the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, with a satellite center at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Modular reactors are smaller than large nuclear plants and could be built in factories and shipped where they are needed.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]