2013-02-18 05:32:00 by KBND News Sources
A new nuclear energy concept is being tested at Oregon State University. It is called a high temperature reactor. Project Director Brian Woods says it uses helium for cooling and is cleaner than the old water-cooled models. He adds, these reactors will do more than make electricity; it will also reduce carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gasses. The $4 million project is funded by grants from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and testing begins in April.