Alexander Statement on Dept. of Energy Selection of Oak Ridge Lab to Create “Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub”

Posted on May 28, 2010

MARYVILLE – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the Department of Energy’s announcement today that a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be awarded up to $122 million over five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub. According to the Department of Energy, “The Hub, which includes partners from universities, industry and other national labs, will use advanced capabilities of the world’s most powerful computers to make significant leaps forward in nuclear reactor design and engineering.” 

Alexander said, “This is the correct decision for our country and a great compliment to the leadership team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.”


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