Category Archives: Nuclear

Idaho National Lab Gets DOE Charter for Test and Demonstration of Advanced Reactors

In the late 1940s the federal government established the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) at a site on the dusty volcanic plain of the Arco desert about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, ID. Now some 70 years later the … Continue reading

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Progress Made for New Reactors in Japan, U.S., and a Door Opens in Australia

Four Japanese firms are in talks to combine their efforts to restart construction of a new reactor at the Higashidori plant, which is the first of two planned 1385 MWe ABWRs U.S. announces the start of an environmental impact statement … Continue reading

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Atoms for Humanity Summit 9/3-5; Purdue Univ & Third Way

Atoms for Humanity Summit September 3-5, 2019 Stewart Center (STEW), and Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana In partnership with Third Way What role can nuclear power play in getting humans to Mars or eliminating climate change? … Continue reading

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Mini Reactors Are Going Places and Pack a Lot of Power

NuGen launches self-funded entrepreneurial effort to develop a 20 MWe mini reactor with an eye on its potential use to power landing sites on the Moon and Mars. It also has plans for terrestrial applications. URENCO U-Battery takes next step … Continue reading

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Ohio Nuclear Plants Saved but at What Price?

The Ohio legislature passed and the governor signed into law a measure to raise the rates bankrupt utility First Energy can charge its customers to keep two fully capable nuclear plants open. Davis-Besse, located near Toledo and the Perry plant … Continue reading

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SMR Work Advances in U.S., Canada, & China

CNL Launches Program to Accelerate SMR New Builds Canada’s national nuclear laboratory introduces new initiative to provide reactor vendors working on SMRs with access to world-class research facilities CHALK RIVER, Ontario — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said in a press … Continue reading

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Czech Republic Releases Plan to Finance New Dukovany Units

The Czech government has approved a preliminary plan for the state owned nuclear utility CEZ to build a new nuclear power station at the existing Dukovany site. According to a report by World Nuclear News, the government, Elektrárna Dukovany II, … Continue reading

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