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Multimedia Resources
Graphic resources, videos, and fact sheets from the Office of Nuclear Energy.
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Advanced Nuclear Match Game
Challenge your memory, concentration and nuclear knowledge with our Advanced Nuclear Match Game.
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STEM Resources
The Harnessed Atom is a new middle school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum extension that focuses on nuclear science and energy.
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Press Releases

DOE Announces Public Hearings on Draft Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Statement
Public hearings will be held online January 27, 2021 and January 28, 2021.
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DOE Awards $20 million for Advanced Reactor Concepts
DOE to support three U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to assist industry designs through their earliest stages.
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DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor
DOE invites the public to review and comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Versatile Test Reactor project.
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Energy Department’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Awards $30 Million in Initial Funding for Risk Reduction Projects
DOE to support five U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to prepare them for future demonstrations.
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans for Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor
Published draft of Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor expected by mid-December 2020.
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American Nuclear Society Honors Nuclear Energy Assistant Secretary with ANS Presidential Citation
Dr. Rita Baranwal receives Presidential Citation award by American Nuclear Society at the ANS Winter Meeting.
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DOE Approves Award for Carbon Free Power Project
Statement by Dr. Rita Baranwal on DOE cost-share award for UAMPS Carbon Free Power Project.
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $160 Million in First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
TerraPower and X-energy awarded $160 million in initial funding to demonstrate reactors within 5 to 7 years.
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $26.9 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
DOE announces $26.9 million in funding for three domestic projects to accelerate advanced nuclear technology development.
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Energy Department Green Lights Critical Decision 1 for Versatile Test Reactor Project
Versatile Test Reactor project moves to engineering design phase with Critical Decision 1 approval.
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NUCLEAR 101: How Does a Nuclear Reactor Work?
Learn how boiling and pressurized light-water reactors work.
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5 Nuclear Energy Storylines to Watch in 2021
The top five biggest storylines to watch out for in 2021.
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X-energy is Developing a Pebble Bed Reactor That They Say Can't Melt Down
This pebble bed, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor can't melt down, according to X-energy.
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10 Big Wins for Nuclear Energy in 2020
10 of the biggest nuclear energy accomplishments of 2020.
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5 Advanced Reactor Designs to Watch in 2030
These 5 U.S. advanced reactors could be operational within the next 14 years.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Holiday Lights Can a Nuclear Reactor Power?
One nuclear reactor can power enough holiday lights that could wrap around the earth more than 27 times.
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Infographic: How Many Turkeys Can a Reactor Cook on Thanksgiving Day?
A typical nuclear reactor can provide enough power to cook around 2.5 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day.
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This Smartphone Microscope is Changing the Way U.S. Tribal Students View Nuclear Energy
STEM activity engages students in U.S. Tribes through a smartphone microscope.
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5 Surprising Facts About America’s Only Transient Test Reactor
5 surprising facts about Idaho National Laboratory's Transient Reactor Test facility.
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It’s Time for the United States to Demonstrate Advanced Reactors
TerraPower and X-energy demo projects will set the tone for DOE's Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.
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Office of Nuclear Energy Strategic Vision
A blueprint to achieve NE's mission of advancing nuclear energy science and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs.
Video: New Year, New Nuclear Energy STEM Activities
Free, online, and standards-based nuclear energy curriculum info that can be used with their students' in-person or through virtual distance learning.
Public Draft Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0542)
Copy of the Draft VTR Environmental Impact Statement
INFOGRAPHIC: Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
The Advanced Reactor Demonstration program aims to demonstrate a variety of U.S. advanced reactor designs to build a portfolio of new reactors.