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Gov. Dunleavy signs bill streamlining effort to bring nuclear microreactors to Alaska villages

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Nuclear microreactors have long been considered a potential alternative for Alaska villages that rely on diesel fuel for electricity. The use of nuclear power has also long been controversial due to concerns about safety and waste. The U.S. Air Force is looking at installing a microreactor at Eielson Air Force Base by 2027. Copper Valley Electric Association is also looking at the possibility of installing one in Valdez.
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Gov. Dunleavy signs bill streamlining effort to bring nuclear microreactors to Alaska villages

Microreactors are largely in the research phase, and any installation of a microreactor would not happen for several years, the governor’s office said.

1 month ago·Anchorage, United States
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Alaska governor signs bill in effort to streamline nuclear microreactors, Air Force wants one at Eielson by 2027 - jqpublicblog

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, taxi in front of a row of KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 17, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)Alex DeMarbanAnchorage Daily News, AlaskaGov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday signed legislation that could help bring nuclear…

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