OAK RIDGE- – A $300 million nuclear fuel plant is coming to Oak Ridge, and it’ll bring hundreds of new jobs. Officials said it’s the first of its kind in North America.
It’s called the TF3 Commercial Fuel Facility. It’s going to manufacture fuel for nuclear reactors for major American government projects in the future.
The 500,000-square-foot facility will bring in 400 jobs, and it’ll manufacture commercial fuel for nuclear reactors. The CEO of X-energy, the company behind the facility, said they’re also going to do work for NASA and the Department of Defense as well.
The facility was set to open in 2025.
The 400 jobs are just the starting point. Sell said he expected to employ closer to 1,000 people within a few years of the facility opening.