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Boom-and-bust cycle produced resilient innovators itching for a Wyoming nuclear energy industry

  • The state granted $20 million to nuclear energy giant BWXT to establish a microreactor manufacturing base here. A network of sophisticated service and manufacturing shops is added bonus.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, GILLETTE—Mike Wandler strolled from shop…

(Video) TerraPower breaks ground on Kemmerer Nuclear Plant

TerraPower celebrated the start of construction on the Natrium Reactor 1 Demonstration Project with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 10 a few miles south of Kemmerer. This marks the first advanced reactor project to move from design into construction….

Kemmerer mayor, city administrator attend energy conference

  KEMMERER (WNE) — Kemmerer received attention at the Energy Communities Alliance conference for leading the way as the first community in the country to build a natrium nuclear reactor.  Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir and Mayor Bill Thek traveled…

Wyoming nuclear plant on track despite industry setback, developer says

  • Despite assurances from Bill Gates-backed TerraPower, some skeptics contend its Wyoming project could be a “financial disaster.” By Dustin Bleizeffer, Factors that led to the recent demise of a “small modular reactor” energy project in Utah do…

Feds field questions about Wyoming’s first nuclear power plant

• Before it can build a nuclear power plant, TerraPower must build a thorough case for feds to permit it, which includes public scrutiny. By Dustin Bleizeffer, KEMMERER—TerraPower, backed by billionaire Bill Gates and the U.S. Department of Energy,…

Bill Gates tours Kemmerer plant

By Rana Jones Kemmerer Gazette Via- Wyoming News Exchange KEMMERER — Microsoft billionaire and TerraPower Chairman Bill Gates toured the Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer on Friday and saw where TerraPower will build a nuclear reactor before conducting a press…