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- Mississippi State University’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology showcased its nuclear filtration technology at a technology showcase hosted by the US House of Representatives Nuclear Cleanup Caucus in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.
- ICET specializes in testing and advancing high-efficiency particulate air filters, which are crucial in any nuclear cleanup effort as they act as the last line of defense against harmful radiation.
- ICET’s test stands allow researchers to safely replicate accident conditions at nuclear facilities and evaluate filter performance under those circumstances. ICET is currently the only test program of its kind with a fully certified nuclear quality assurance program that provides data shaping industry standards.
Michigan State University’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology was the focus of attention at a recent U.S. House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus event held in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted the institute’s revolutionary approach to finding solutions for the nuclear waste issue faced by many communities across the country.
The Institute’s Alternative Waste Forms research team showcased their innovative methods for reducing nuclear waste, including the use of new materials and processes that significantly reduce environmental impact and improve efficiency. Their work promises to revolutionize the way nuclear waste is handled and safely stored.
Members of Congress attending the event praised the Institute for their cutting-edge research, promising to work closely with the Institute to advocate for clean energy technology both locally and nationally.
“Michigan State University’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology is taking a lead role in developing innovative solutions to our nation’s nuclear waste problem,” said Congresswoman Edie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Co-Chair of the Nuclear Cleanup Caucus. “Their work is critical to ensuring the safety of our communities and protecting our environment.”
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), a co-sponsor of the event, added, “As we explore new ways to reduce nuclear waste and mitigate the dangers it poses to our environment, the research being done at the Institute for Clean Energy Technology is essential. I applaud their innovative approach to this issue and look forward to supporting their efforts in the future.”
The Institute’s director, Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, expressed his gratitude for the recognition afforded by the event, adding, “We are proud to be a part of this important discussion and look forward to continuing our work towards finding solutions for the safe and efficient management of nuclear waste.”