Here’s the statement released by Congressman Lincoln Davis’ office on the ORNL-led team’s victory on the Nuclear Simulation and Modeling Hub:
“I congratulate and am very proud of the highly motivated team we have at ORNL, who led a tenacous effort to to bring this major investment to Tennessee. Through their hardwork, our vision for Oak Ridge to not only be a player, but the leader in the re-emerging field of nuclear energy will become a reality due in part because we have landed the Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub. Tennessee is poised to lead our great country in a new energy revolution.
“I have long held the firm belief that we as a nation must look at all available avenues of energy, albeit fossil fuels, renewable or alternative sources. By looking at the safest and most reliable forms of fuel here domestically, we will be assuring that jobs will be created, pressing national security issues will be addressed and we can once again begin to invest in our own infrastructure instead of foreign countries.”