GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Lines Up Prestigious Academic Support in Quest to Dispose of UK Plutonium Stockpile

MANCHESTER, U.K. —May 29, 2012—GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The University of Manchester. The university will provide GEH with expert technical knowledge and input to the potential deployment of GEH’s innovative PRISM reactor, designed to disposition the U.K.’s growing plutonium stockpile while at the same time generating 600 megawatts of low-carbon electricity.