Bipartisan Senate bill would boost small nukes

Bingaman cast the bill as another step toward developing more carbon-free power generation, while Murkowski agreed and said the reactors could be especially helpful in her state.
 
“Small reactors could broaden the application of nuclear energy while also serving as a reliable low-carbon power source for remote and off-grid energy needs such as those in Alaska,” she said in a prepared statement. Murkowski also said the reactors could be used in countries with power grids that lack the capacity to integrate the amount of electricity from large plants.