WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement reacting to TerraPower and PacifiCorp’s announcement to build a nuclear reactor in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
“Wyoming powers America, and I’m so excited for the way that advanced nuclear energy production is going to play a role in our state’s energy sector and economy for years to come. TerraPower and PacifiCorp’s decision to build their new Natrium reactor in Kemmerer is a huge boon not only to Kemmerer, but to Wyoming’s and America’s future energy independence. I look forward to watching this plant come to fruition, and am proud to support Wyoming’s continued place as the number one net energy exporter in the nation.”
In June, nuclear reactor development company TerraPower and power company PacifiCorp announced it would build a cutting-edge Natrium reactor in Wyoming. Producing 14 times more energy than it consumes, the state of Wyoming is the nation’s biggest net energy supplier.