Category Archives: Nuclear

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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Advanced Nuclear Fuel Developers Cite Progress

CNL & Moltex Energy Partner on SMR Fuel Research Lightbridge Signs Cooperative R&D Agreement with DOE / GAIN at INL BWXT Meets Technical Milestones Towards Production of TRISO Fuel Elements Canadian National Laboratory Partners with Molten Salt Reactor Firm A … Continue reading

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Argentina Plans To Revive CAREM-25 SMR

(NucNet) State owned Nucleoeléctrica Argentina is reported to be planning to resume work on the prototype Carem-25 small modular reactor project. In related actions for the country’s nuclear energy industry, it was also reported that there are plans for the … Continue reading

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How the Oil War between Saudi Arabia and Russia Affects their Plans for Nuclear Energy

In the past few weeks while much of the world struggled with the deadly corona virus crisis, Saudi Arabia and Russia briefly engaged in a ruinous price and production war over oil. The root cause of the dispute is control … Continue reading

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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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