On Air with IER: Episode 109

May 16, 2022


Welcome to Episode 109 of the IER Podcast!


Purdue, Duke Energy to study powering campus with nuclear reactor

By Enrique Saenz

After years of choosing fossil fuels for energy, one of the state’s leading research universities is looking into powering its campus with a nuclear reactor.

Purdue University is partnering with Duke Energy Corp. to study the feasibility of using a small modular nuclear reactor, which is significantly smaller than traditional nuclear reactors, as a campus power source.

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News In Brief

A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

NIPSCO delays coal unit retirement due to federal solar tariff investigation
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EPA announces cleanup options for Amphenol/Franklin Power Products site
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American-made Metals Infrastructure Requirement Will Test Steelmakers’ Environmental Compliance Capabilities

By Enrique Saenz

The Biden administration earlier this month announced that projects funded by the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill must only use steel and iron made in the U.S., a decision that could result in increased metal manufacturing and pollution in Indiana.

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