Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, recently detailed some of his accomplishments during his public career as he prepares to retire, particularly his leading the nuclear energy renewal. The senator supported legislation to simplify the license-application process for new nuclear facilities and to improve monitoring of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, while also backing proposals for small modular reactors. "His interest set the framework for a lot of the discussion about nuclear issues," said Alex Flint, senior vice president at the Nuclear Energy Institute.

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