A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:36:15 +0000

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Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and development are ongoing, and the federal government is putting millions of dollars behind some of the efforts. The Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program “The Department of […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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SPARC-fusion-tokamak-2020

Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:05:58 +0000

The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Some are predictably spot-on. Some are predictably off, with the true value turning out to be greater by a factor of two or more. And some are predictably, and sometimes demonstrably, off by at least an order of magnitude. Which number falls into which category seems to depend entirely on what it is to be used for

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Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:07:52 +0000

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The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers. The plant owner, NextEra Energy Resources, had planned to retire the unit on Oct. 30, but after assessing damage caused by an Aug. 10 derecho, […]

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Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:07:52 +0000

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The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers. The plant owner, NextEra Energy Resources, had planned to retire the unit on Oct. 30, but after assessing damage caused by an Aug. 10 derecho, […]

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U.S. Bank Set to Lift Ban on Supporting Nuclear Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:12:59 +0000

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A government-run development bank is expected to end its ban on investment in nuclear energy, a move that could allow U.S. companies to take a greater role in foreign nuclear power projects. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as early as this week could lift its prohibition on supporting nuclear power. The DFC on […]

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Three Big Players Work Together on Bulgarian Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:48:15 +0000

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is working with Paris-based Framatome and GE Steam Power, which is headquartered in the U.S., to secure contracts to construct the Belene nuclear power plant in northern Bulgaria near the Danube River, which forms the country’s border with Romania. An On-Again Off-Again History The Belene project has a long […]

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With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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[VIDEO] POWER Insights: Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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In the first installment of POWER’s brand new video interview series, POWER Insights, Kurt Terrani, technical director of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) program, talks to POWER Senior Associate Editor Sonal Patel about the innovative microreactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, including Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and […]

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