Category Archives: Nuclear

Poland Counts Costs for New Nuclear Reactors

Poland / New Nuclear Could Cost €14Bn Over a Decade Poland / Utility PGE ‘Could Not Bear’ Investment in First Nuclear Plant Micro Reactors / Oklo’s Aurora Will Cost $10m to Build And $3m A Year To Operate Advanced Reactors … Continue reading

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A Short Stack of New Reactor Developments

Czech Republic Files to Build Two 1200 MW PWRs at Dukovany Rosatom Pursues Development of SMRs Key Components of Second HTR-PM Reactor in China are Connected Japan / Regulator Says HTTR Is Compatible With Post-Fukushima Standards New Report on Chinese … Continue reading

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AI Software Speeds Up Reactor Designs

Advanced Reactor Simulation Software Gains Commercial License Argonne Uses AI to Improve Reactor Simulations IAEA Launches Economic Feasibility Study of SMRs VERA Nuclear Reactor Simulation Software Licensed OAK RIDGE, TN – A software package, 10 years in the making, that … Continue reading

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COVID-19 News: Nuclear Industry in EU Begins To Isolate Key Operational Staff

(NucNet) The operators of nuclear power plants in Europe are taking steps to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Actions include isolating key staff and stockpiling items workers might need if they are unable to leave a site. In … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy Projects Move Ahead Despite Global Virus Threat

Canadian Partnership Announces SMR Fuel Research Rolls-Royce and Turkey’s EUAS  Plan Joint SMR Construction Effort NRC Issues Draft EIA For Holtec Spent Fuel Facility In New Mexico Indonesia Dusts Off Plans for Nuclear Energy IAEA Addresses Safety of Smart Devices … Continue reading

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DOD Awards $39M to Three Firms to Design Microreactors

US Defense Department Awards Contracts Worth $39 Million Units could also be used for civilian applications like disaster response work (NucNet) The US Department of Defense has issued three contracts for companies to start design work on mobile, small nuclear reactors, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 News: Nuclear Workers May Live On-Site During Virus Crisis

Nuclear Reactor Operators May Live at their Plants The New York Times reports via Reuters that the nation’s electric power utilities are planning to set up housekeeping for cadres of healthy workers at the plants to keep the lights on … Continue reading

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