TONOPAH, Ariz.—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) recently toured the largest nuclear power plant in the United States, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

During the tour, McSally spoke with Palo Verde employees about current nuclear power research and the importance of continuing Arizona’s clean energy leadership.

“Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is essential to our nation’s clean energy strategy,” McSally said. “After touring the facility, I am even more impressed with the innovative work being done here to create a bright future for the United States. I’ve introduced legislation to enhance the long-term sustainability of nuclear plants like Palo Verde to ensure the U.S. continues to lead the world in a true all-of-the-above energy approach.”


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McSally gave an update on legislation she introduced to enhance the long-term sustainability of U.S. nuclear power and bolster America’s energy security—the Nuclear Energy Renewal Act.

The bill would improve nuclear energy research efforts and improve the sustainability and operational costs of existing nuclear reactors.

On Sept. 11, McSally spoke about her Nuclear Energy Renewal Act at a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing.

On July 31, McSally introduced the Nuclear Energy Renewal Act. The legislation directs the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish and enhance programs to help reduce the operation and maintenance costs of U.S. nuclear power plants, expand advanced modeling and simulation tools, and bolster research and development.