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VOINOVICH WANTS NUCLEAR AS HIS LEGACY

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Retiring Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich says he wants to make the Nuclear Renaissance the legacy of his Senate career. At a press conference yesterday to introducing his new "Enabling the Nuclear Renaissance Act" legislation , Voinovich said he wants nuclear labeled “clean energy” in any Senate bill that mandates the construction of certain forms of energy generation. Most proposals now talk about “renewable energy,” a category from which nuclear is generally excluded.  

The Senator said he also wants an additional $54 billion in loan guarantees extended to new construction.   In addition, he would fund small modular reactors (SMRs) by having the federal government contribute $1 billion to share the costs of development with the industry over the next ten years.

Voinovich is retiring after two terms in the Senate after serving two four-year terms as Governor of Ohio.

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