Category Archives: Nuclear

Big News for Big Iron in UK and Czech Republic

French Utility EDF has Submitted an Application to Build Two 1600 MW EPRs at the Sizewell C Site in the UK The Government of the Czech Republic Will Lend its State Owned Utility CEZ up to 70% of the Cost … Continue reading

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New Lamps for Old: Australia, Puerto Rico Open to Efforts for Small Modular Reactors

Australia / Government To Examine SMRs As Part Of Energy Planning Puerto Rico / New Report Finds Small Modular Reactors are Feasible U.S. / New TVA Board Members Support Development Work for SMRs France / Nuclear Society Urges Government To … Continue reading

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A Short Stack of Hot Nuclear News 5/23/20

StarCore Nuclear Gets A Boost from Partnership with Investment Bank X-energy to Irradiate TRISO-X fuel with MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Lab Kairos Power and Materion Partner To Develop And Supply Materials For Advanced Reactor Technology NASA has Plans for Going Nuclear … Continue reading

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DOE Kicks Off Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

Cost sharing with industry is a key element of the $230M program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week the launch of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) within the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). ARDP is designed … Continue reading

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Off Topic: NY Times Reporter Don McNeil on the Corona Virus Interviewed on CNN

(May 12, 2020) Christiane Amanpour, CNN, speaks with New York Times health and science reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. about Anthony Fauci’s Senate appearance and the U.S. response to coronavirus.  Source: CNN Link to online video McNeil is one of … Continue reading

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South Africa Takes Another Run for Nuclear Energy

South Africa to Make Another Run at Nuclear Energy Czech Government Takes New Steps for New Nuclear Power at Dukovany European Union May Reject Challenge to UK Over Hinkley Plant Barakah / Coronavirus Will Not Delay Arab World’s First Nuclear … Continue reading

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No Fueling Around – DOE Says It is Serious About Saving the U.S. Uranium Industry

Department of Energy Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group Strategy HALEU / ARC And Centrus Set Plans to Produce Fuel for Advanced Reactors Holtec SMR to Use Commercially-Available Framatome Fuel DOE Goes All In to Save U.S. Uranium … Continue reading

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