Nuclear reactor may head to Utah, says new study
SALT LAKE CITY — A Nuclear Reactor could be headed to Utah following a study by Pacificorp and Terrapower. Pacificorp is the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, along with Terrapower, they’re interested in finding locations for five more of their Natrium Reactors.
Rocky Mountain Power spokesman David Eskelsen said, “Utah will be part of the joint study that will include the sites near existing power plants in Wyoming and Utah.”
Due to an already established transmission line, it’s easier to place new sites at existing locations, said Eskelsen. In other words, they want to keep it to where it’s feasible to put the plants.
Furthermore, the release said that congress and the Department of Energy under the Biden Administration have taken steps to support the development of nuclear technologies to reach carbon-free goals.
Gary Hoogeveen, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power said the study explores carbon-free energy resources that could provide reliable power to its customers.
- US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor
- U of U student arrested after making nuclear threat at Utes football game
We want to hear from you.
Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.
Today’s Top Stories
- D2 gets to the bottom of the impending arrest of former President Trump
- Death penalty off the table for Lori Vallow Daybell
- BYU announces new president
- Utah Rivers Council selling discounted rain barrels as effort toward water conservation
- Semi hits car on I-15 in Kaysville, one person taken to hospital
- Bicyclist hit, killed by FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City
- Cox signs bill requiring lethality assessments in Utah domestic violence cases
- 16-year-old dead, 2 other teens injured in fatal crash in Juab County
- Snow causing roofs to collapse across the state, expert offers helpful tips
- Somebody wants the Bible removed from Davis County school libraries