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Away for a while

Blog will be dark for a week or two while I take some personal time. Posts should resume in April

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Canada Sets Course for a Domestic SMR Industry

The Canadian Government is mapping out an industrial strategy to become a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and use of small modular reactors (SMRs). The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is reviewing 10 SMR designs including the NuScale … Continue reading

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What is Saudi Arabia’s End Game for a 123 Agreement?

There has been a lot in the media lately about Saudi Arabia wanting a modified 123 Agreement to allow uranium enrichment. Do they need it for commercial purposes or is this about Middle East politics? In a long conversation this … Continue reading

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Czech CEZ to Try Again for a New Nuclear Tender

A plan to replace aging nuclear reactors at Dukovany and add to the units at Temelin is being revived as the current units at both sites get older and as the government works towards both energy self-sufficiency and a mid-century … Continue reading

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Holtec Inks Collaboration Deal for SMR Fuel Development

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), Holtec International and SMR Inventec, LLC (SMR, LLC),  announced a collaboration to advance the development of the SMR-160, a single loop, 160 MWe pressurized light water reactor based on existing light water … Continue reading

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DOE wants ideas to educate the public about nuclear energy

A senior official in the Office of Nuclear Energy has issued an invitation asking for ideas on how to educate the public about nuclear energy.  A problem is going to be how to promote nuclear energy at a government agency. … Continue reading

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Paper Reports Proliferate on Future Benefits and Uses of SMRs

DOE, NEI, and several allied nuclear trade groups were busy in January issuing reports on ways to promote small modular reactors (SMRs). Their ideas about regulatory reform for advanced reactors are just plain common sense and deserve near-term action by … Continue reading

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