NEWS: Murray City Council Votes to Move Forward with Nuclear Energy Project, Citing Growing Need to Replace Coal

The Salt Lake Tribune
Taylor Stevens
August 23, 2018

Murray • Citing a growing need to replace coal in its power portfolio in the future, Murray’s City Council has voted 4-1 to continue its investment in exploring the country’s first small modular nuclear reactor.

Murray is a member of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), a consortium of municipally owned power systems in Utah and several other Western states that has partnered with NuScale Power to study and create the technology. The proposed 12-module plant would be at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, where it could power Utah’s cities from hundreds of miles away.

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