westinghouse http://kbia.org en Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding http://kbia.org/post/task-force-created-try-secure-westinghouse-nuclear-project-funding <p>Governor Jay Nixon announced today the creation of a Local Government Task Force to assist an effort to develop and manufacture small nuclear reactors. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:45:31 +0000 Jon Ingram 18058 at http://kbia.org Task force created to try to secure Westinghouse nuclear project funding Nixon, UM president Wolfe to tout nuclear plan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-um-president-wolfe-tout-nuclear-plan <p>Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe will join utility executives and business leaders at an event designed to boost support for building small modular nuclear reactors in the state.</p><p>The event Monday on the Columbia campus is billed as an economic development summit, while officials await word on a U.S. Department of Energy grant application.</p><p>Westinghouse Electric Co. and Ameren Missouri are competing for a share of the $452 million the energy department has set aside for the new technology.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:43:17 +0000 Associated Press 18024 at http://kbia.org Nixon, UM president Wolfe to tout nuclear plan Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan http://kbia.org/post/ameren-westinghouse-regulators-talk-nuclear-energy-expansion-plan Executives from <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> and <a href="http://www.westinghouse.com/">Westinghouse</a> presented their plans today&nbsp;to the state<a href="http://psc.mo.gov/"> Public Service Commission</a> for pursuing grants to build small nuclear reactors.<p>The two companies have teamed up to pursue up to $452 million from Washington to build up to five Small Modular Reactors, or SMR&rsquo;s, at<a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Callaway/Pages/Home.aspx"> Ameren&rsquo;s Callaway County plant</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/Our_Company/Executive_Biographies/joseph_zwetolitz_bio.shtm"> Joseph Zwetolitz </a>is President of the Americas division of Westinghouse.&nbsp; He says SMR&rsquo;s would be safer than the traditional nuclear reactor.<p>&ldquo;This reactor is almost entirely underground, which provides an additional level of safety, with regards to potential postulated accidents, deliberate attacks, tornadoes, those kind of things," Zwetolitz said. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:25:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15457 at http://kbia.org Ameren, Westinghouse, regulators talk nuclear energy expansion plan Newscast for April 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-20-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The latest on the Ryan Ferguson hearing in Jefferson City</li><li>Details on an agreement to attempt to manufacture small modular nuclear reactors in Callaway County</li><li>The latest state legislation related to the Federal Health Care law Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:03:26 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 12760 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 20, 2012