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Can Nuclear Power Save A Struggling Coal Town?

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Can Nuclear Power Save A Struggling Coal Town?

24 Maret 2022

A struggling Wyoming coal town may soon go nuclear with help from an unlikely partner, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. NPR Correspondent Kirk Siegler takes us to Kemmerer, Wyo., where Gates' power company, supported by public funds, plans to open a new type of nuclear energy plant in hopes of replacing a closing coal plant. The model facility would create jobs and provide the flexible baseline energy needed to back up solar, wind and other renewables. But is it a good fit for rural Kemmerer? Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy


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