The United States Energy Department has awarded Idaho universities $2.8 million for nuclear program, with $2.5 million of that going to the University of Idaho. In the a story from the Coeur d' Alene Press, the money will go toward new reactor designs and reactor technologies to expand the use of nuclear power.
The money is part of the Energy Department's Nuclear Energy University Program, which aims to help train and develop the United States next generation of scientists and researchers.
The program gave out 143 awards totaling $47 million.
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