U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette traveled to Tennessee this week to tour the BWXT-Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. Facility and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and meet with University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd.
Brouillette was joined by Congressman Phil Roe and BWXT-Nuclear Fuel Services leadership on his tour of the downblending process facility and the fuel manufacturing facility at NFS, a U.S. Department of Energy press release said.
“They had a productive discussion about the innovative technologies pioneered by BWXT and NFS that fuel our nation’s naval reactors and defense industry,” the press release said. “The deputy secretary emphasized the importance of the critical work being done at this facility.”
On Wednesday, Brouillette traveled to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he toured the Coated Particle Fuel Development Lab and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and Y-12 National Security Complex, and he held an early career discussion with employees.
While in Tennessee, Brouillette also met with Boyd to discuss the groundbreaking research and development occurring throughout the scientific and academic communities in Tennessee, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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