Ohio may soon get two new nuclear power plants for the first time in decades

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COLUMBUS, Ohio—A California company has signed an agreement to open two new cutting-edge nuclear power plants by the end of the decade on the site of a long-shuttered Southern Ohio facility built to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.

Oklo Inc., announced this week it intends to build two small, advanced nuclear power plants on part of a 3,700-acre site south of Piketon that once was home to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. They would be the first nuclear power plants built in Ohio in decades.

The two plants, if and when they’re built, would look and operate differently than traditional nuclear power plants, as they would be smaller and able to use the nuclear waste from other reactors as fuel, according to WOUB Public Media.

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