Natrium

A new safer and more efficient nuclear power plant is being built in Wyoming.

Natrium
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Bill Gates is in Wyoming to celebrate a new nuclear power plant that he's funding. The plant is called Natrium and it's designed by TerraPower, a company started by Gates. The plant will be safer and produce less waste than conventional reactors. It's important because nuclear power is needed to meet the world's energy needs while also eliminating carbon emissions.
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Bill Gates is in Wyoming to celebrate a new nuclear power plant that he's funding. The plant is called Natrium and it's designed by TerraPower, a company started by Gates. The plant will be safer and produce less waste than conventional reactors. It's important because nuclear power is needed to meet the world's energy needs while also eliminating carbon emissions.
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celebrate nuclear power plant funding designed safer produce less waste conventional reactors important energy eliminating carbon emissions
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Bill Gates has visited Kemmerer, Wyoming to celebrate the latest step in a project that has been more than 15 years in the making: designing and building a next-generation nuclear power plant. The facility, called Natrium, was designed by TerraPower, a company founded by Gates in 2008. When it opens (potentially in 2030), it will be the most advanced nuclear facility in the world, with improved safety features and far less waste production than conventional reactors. This is significant because nuclear power is essential for meeting global energy demands while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions.
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Bill Gates has visited Kemmerer, Wyoming to celebrate the latest step in a project that has been more than 15 years in the making: designing and building a next-generation nuclear power plant. The facility, called Natrium, was designed by TerraPower, a company founded by Gates in 2008. When it opens (potentially in 2030), it will be the most advanced nuclear facility in the world, with improved safety features and far less waste production than conventional reactors. This is significant because nuclear power is essential for meeting global energy demands while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions.
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celebrate project next-generation facility designed potentially advanced nuclear facility improved features waste production conventional reactors significant demands simultaneously emissions

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I’m in Wyoming to celebrate the next nuclear breakthrough
Bill Gates writes about visiting Kemmerer, Wyoming, the future site of the fourth-generation Natrium nuclear power plant being designed by TerraPower.
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