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Scientists outline research wish list for nuclear energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country are trying to narrow the list of critical research problems the nation needs to address when it comes to nuclear energy.

The group gathered at the University of New Mexico is expected to detail its findings Thursday.

Participants include representatives from UNM, Colorado State University, Texas A&M and Sandia and Los Alamos national labs.

The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored six workshops around the country this week. The outcomes are meant to guide decisions on what research to fund.

The DOE is particularly interested in how nuclear technology fits in with affordable electricity generation and renewable energy, safety and national security and the environment.

The agency is also looking for innovative ways to apply existing technology to nuclear energy.

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