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February 15, 2012
Chu Visits Site of America’s First New Nuclear Reactor in Three Decades

Just two days after the Department of Energy requested more than $770 million for nuclear energy in 2013, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu visited the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia.

February 15, 2012
Chu Visits Site of America’s First New Nuclear Reactor in Three Decades

Energy Secretary Announces New Nuclear Energy Research Grants and Next Steps on Used Fuel Recommendations

January 31, 2012
New Seismic Model Will Refine Hazard Analysis at U.S. Nuclear Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new seismic study today that will help U.S. nuclear facilities in the central and eastern United States reassess seismic hazards.

January 20, 2012
Energy Department Takes First Step to Spur U.S. Manufacturing of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Through the draft Funding Opportunity Announcement announced today, the Department will establish cost-shared agreements with private industry to support the design and licensing of SMRs.

January 20, 2012
Energy Department Takes First Step to Spur U.S. Manufacturing of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

New Funding Opportunity Announcement Will Support SMR Design and Licensing for Widespread Commercial Use

December 22, 2011
Secretary Chu Statement on AP1000 Reactor Design Certification

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement today in support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to certify Westinghouse Electric’s AP1000 nuclear reactor design, a significant step towards constructing a new generation of U.S. nuclear reactors.

December 15, 2011
Deputy Secretary Poneman Delivers Remarks on Nuclear Power at Tokyo American Center in Japan

Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman spoke at the Tokyo American Center today about nuclear power after Fukushima.

November 28, 2011
Energy Department Nuclear Systems Are Powering Mars Rover

2011 Marks 50th Anniversary of Nuclear-Powered Space Missions.

November 28, 2011
Energy Department Nuclear Systems Are Powering Mars Rover

2011 Marks 50th Anniversary of Nuclear-Powered Space Missions

October 27, 2011
Department of Energy Issues FY 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcements for U.S. Universities to Support Nuclear Energy Education and Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy today announced two new fiscal year (FY) 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support university and college efforts to build or expand their nuclear science and engineering research and education capabilities.