Jan 27 2006

Graham Announces $450,000 for Nuclear Power Research at USC

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive $150,000 per year over the next three years for research into the development of fuel for the next generation of nuclear reactors. “We must continue to expand our research and development efforts in nuclear energy,” said Graham. “Nuclear power is a clean source of energy that has been safely providing power to South Carolina for decades. I am pleased our state’s research institutions are playing a leading role in the development of next-generation energy technology.” The three-year project is a partnership between the USC and the Savannah River National Lab. This project was one of eight to receive funding under this program out of 160 applicants. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. ####