Category Archives: Nuclear

Small Nations Have Big Plans for Nuclear Energy

Estonia inks MOU with Moltex for work on a Molten Salt Reactor Romania inks MOU with NuScale for work on LWR type SMR Ukraine plans consortium for work on Holtec SMR Czech PM details plans to push for revised tender … Continue reading

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Brazil Seeks Private Investment from US on SMRs

In a visit to the US this week, a key energy official from Brazil said his country is interested in “partnering” with the US investors for development of small modular reactors (SMRs). In a related development, the same official said … Continue reading

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Building Full Size Nuclear Reactors Still Get Interest in the EU

Despite the apparent collapse of the market for new, 1000 MW+ conventional light water nuclear reactors in the US, proposals to build them in Europe are still on the table. Plans to swap out coal plants for large, conventional 700-1000 … Continue reading

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Army RFI for SMRs Could be Boon for Commercial Developers

The Army Times reports in an good article, with fascinating graphics, that the US Army is seeking to develop and put in the field a number of very small mobile nuclear reactor to power forward operating bases. The basic approach … Continue reading

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A Really Big Nuclear Energy Decision for DOE and INL

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced (02/28/19) the launch of the Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), one of the top priority projects specified in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017. The VTR is a project … Continue reading

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Canadian National Lab Advances Three SMR Designs

Three technology developers advanced in CNL’s SMR process to build a demonstration unit of a small modular reactor (SMR) at a CNL site The three firms are moving through a rigorous stage gate process having been selected from 19 applicants … Continue reading

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Flynn’s Nuclear Deal Promoted Despite Warnings About Risks

The Washington Post reports that key members of the Trump administration pushed a plan to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia in the months after the inauguration despite objections from members of the National Security Council and other senior … Continue reading

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