MU wins training grant connected to modular reactors

While Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric continue to wait for a multimillion-dollar federal grant to develop a new nuclear reactor design, the University of Missouri just won some cash to start training the workers needed to build them.

The U.S. departments of Labor and Commerce announced today they had awarded MU $1.84 million to develop the supply chain and infrastructure needed to manufacture small modular reactors, or SMRs. The grant was one of 10 awarded as part of the administration’s “Make it in America” initiative, which was announced during last year’s campaign season as a $40 million push to encourage companies to invest more in domestic workforces.

[Columbia Tribune]