NRC Begins Construction Permit Review for Pioneering Nuclear Molten Salt Research Reactor 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:18:13 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) construction permit application for a 1-MWth nuclear non-power Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility planned for the university’s campus in Abilene, north-central Texas. The acceptance—which essentially marks the NRC “docketing” of the application—formally kicks off the regulatory agency’s review of ACU’s proposed Nuclear Energy […]

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A Half-Century of Reliability: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:18:00 +0000

Baltimore Gas & Electric set out to build the 1.8-GW Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in 1967 because fossil energy was becoming expensive and controversial. Over its nearly 50 years of operation

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Oklo Relaunches NRC Licensing Process for Nuclear Microreactor

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:52:10 +0000

Oklo, the developer of the much-watched 1.5-MW Aurora microreactor, has submitted a recharged licensing project plan (LPP) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), launching a renewed effort that could help the advanced nuclear reactor developer set the stage for “effective and efficient” application reviews by the federal regulator. The move is a significant step for […]

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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