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Lynchburg tech firm to build America’s first mobile nuclear microreactor for DOD

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The Pentagon tapped Virginia-based manufacturing firm BWX Technologies LLC (BWXT) to build the United States’ first electricity-generating, portable nuclear microreactor prototype — and demonstrate that it can produce reliable off-grid electric power for military needs. Constructed under a cost-type contract worth roughly $300 million, contingent on options selected, this small nuclear device is set to be delivered for testing at Idaho National Laboratory in 2024. It will also mark the…