The ADVANCE Act—Legislation Crucial for a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance—Clears Congress. Here’s a Detailed Breakdown

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:46:13 +0000

The U.S. Senate has passed the Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act, sweeping legislation that seeks to promote U.S. nuclear leadership, accelerate advanced nuclear technology […]

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Kemmerer 1 Breaks Ground: A Look at TerraPower’s Natrium Fast Reactor Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:50:50 +0000

Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation firm TerraPower has broken ground on the non-nuclear portion of Kemmerer Unit 1, a 345-MW Natrium sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) power plant. The groundbreaking on June […]

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Dutch Government Supports Four New Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2024 17:14:43 +0000

The incoming new government of the Netherlands reportedly will support construction of at least four new utility-scale nuclear power reactors, as part of a program to more than triple the […]

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Upgrades Planned at Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant as Part of Life Extension

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 29 May 2024 13:42:23 +0000

Fortum, a Nordic energy company with headquarters in Espoo, Finland, near Helsinki, and offices in 10 other countries, announced that it will modernize the Loviisa nuclear power plant’s low-pressure turbines. […]

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Russia Will Supply Small Modular Reactor Nuclear Plant in Uzbekistan

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 15:38:04 +0000

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Uzbekistan on May 26 to meet with his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Among topics high on the leaders’ discussion list was energy. In addition to […]

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Tennessee Tech Launches New Degree Program in Nuclear Engineering

Credit to Author: Stephanie Irwin| Date: Tue, 21 May 2024 20:48:43 +0000

The College of Engineering at Tennessee Tech University announced on May 21 the launch of its Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree program, only the second such program currently […]

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Britain Announces Facility to Produce HALEU Fuel for Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 19:18:46 +0000

British officials said the UK government will invest about £200 million (more than $251 million) for a project to build Europe’s first production facility for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). Officials […]

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High-Burnup Nuclear Fuel Rods Delivered for Examination After Having Completed Three Cycles of Commercial Operation

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 12:58:46 +0000

High-burnup fuel rods, manufactured by GE Vernova’s Nuclear Fuel business, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for […]

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Industry Exec: Data Centers Will Drive Demand for Natural Gas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 07 May 2024 14:42:15 +0000

An executive with the TC Energy, a group that is among the largest operators of natural gas pipelines in North America, said electricity demand from energy-intensive data centers will support […]

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Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S.

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 14:41:01 +0000

The road was long and the challenges difficult, but Plant Vogtle is now the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S., as Unit 4 was declared commercially operational on April […]

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