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South Korea’s SMART SMR Gets New Life

Saudi Arabia has updated its agreement with South Korea to complete a 100 MWe SMR, to license it for use in that country and to offer it for export. The joint project between the two countries, which began in 2011, … Continue reading

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NuScale Comes Calling in Canada, but Competition Awaits It There

NuScale, the developer of a 60 MWe small modular reactor, announced this week its submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR). In doing so it hopes to take advantage of the joint agreement … Continue reading

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Idaho National Laboratory Gets New Supercomputer for Simulation of Advanced Reactor Designs and the Fuels that Will Power Them

A powerful new supercomputer arrived in December at Idaho National Laboratory’s Collaborative Computing Center. The machine has the capability to run complex modeling and simulation applications, which are essential to developing next-generation nuclear technologies and the fuels that will power … Continue reading

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2020 Begins with a Cascade of Positive Developments for Nuclear Energy Projects Large and Small

SNC-Lavalin gets Contract to Start Work on Two CANDU type reactors for China Czech Republic PM Calls for Supplier For New Dukovany Unit To Be Chosen In 2022 UAE 1st PWR at Barakah Operating License On Schedule for 1Q/2020 DOE … Continue reading

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OKLO Announces 1.5 MWe Mini-Reactor

After working under wraps for several years, Oklo announced in December an advanced nuclear reactor that runs on a single fuel load for decades. Calling it the “Aurora Advanced Fission Clean Energy Plant,” the firm says the power plant would … Continue reading

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NRC Approves Early Site Permit for SMRs at TVA’s Clinch River Site

TVA became the first utility in the nation to successfully obtain approval for an early site permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to potentially construct and operate small modular reactors. SMFRs are a carbon-free energy alternative that aligns with TVA’s … Continue reading

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NuScale’s SMR Design Clears Phase 4 of NRC Design Review Process

NuScale Power announced in December that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the fourth phase of review of the design certification application (DCA) for the company’s revolutionary small modular reactor (SMR). NuScale reached this milestone on schedule, marking … Continue reading

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