Statement from American Nuclear Society President Steven Nesbit and Executive Director and CEO Craig Piercy:
"We applaud provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (H.R. 3684), passed by Congress and signed by President Biden, which seek to assist our existing nuclear power plants and commercialize advanced nuclear reactor designs. This is a step towards realizing our clean energy future. The bill provides $6 billion in U.S. Department of Energy funding to support nuclear facilities that are under economic threat of premature closures because of flawed markets. The bill also appropriates $2.4 billion of vital funding for microreactors, small modular reactors, and advanced reactors and authorizes an additional $3.2 billion through 2027. With this support, the U.S. nuclear community – of utilities, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — stands ready to usher in a new generation of technology to decarbonize and keep resilient our electric grid."