Joseph Zwetolitz http://kbia.org en 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