In the News: FMWG Member Ed Lyman argues new reactor may be unnecessary

FMWG Member Ed Lyman from the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote an article arguing that the Department of Energy’s plan to build a “Versatile Test Reactor” has failed to (a) properly assess the associated costs and (b) ascertain whether there is a legitimate need for this new reactor. The Department of Energy requested $10 million in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget and $15 million for 2019.