Dr. Christina Back Testifies in Support of Advanced Nuclear Energy

Dr. Christina Back Testifies in Support of Advanced Nuclear Energy

Dr. Christina Back, General Atomics’ vice president for Nuclear Technologies and Materials, testified Sept. 13 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the benefits of advanced nuclear technology, specifically accident tolerant fuel (ATF) for commercial nuclear reactors. Back discussed the need to efficiently review and license ATF concepts, such as the one GA is developing with Westinghouse that uses an innovative silicon-carbide cladding to help make reactors even safer and more economically competitive.

The testimony can be viewed here.

Dr. Christina Back Testifies in Support of Advanced Nuclear Energy
Dr. Christina Back, right, shows an innovative silicon-carbide cladding for Accident Tolerant Fuel to members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works during her recent testimony.