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Press Releases

Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates key process in plutonium-238 production
Oak Ridge National Laboratory automates part of the process of producing plutonium-238, which is used by NASA to fuel deep space missions.
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DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Announces Agreement Supporting Power Generated from Small Modular Reactors
Agreement with UAMPS and Batelle will use small modular reactors to meet research and power needs at Idaho National Laboratory.
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Department of Energy Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $37 million in new research and development grants available for small businesses.
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DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Leader Named Vice Chairperson of International Nuclear Energy Organization
Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski has been selected as a new Steering Group vice chairperson of IFNEC.
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DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy Leads NICE Future Event at COP 24
DOE applauds discussion about nuclear energy at COP24 event.
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Idaho Site Completes Third Fuel Shipment for Research Reactors in 2018
Final shipment from the Idaho National Laboratory Site helps supply fuel elements needed to power research reactors.
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Nuclear Highlighted as Clean Energy Source at Multinational Conference
Nuclear energy and its emission-free benefits were discussed at the IFNEC conference in Tokyo, Japan.
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Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
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U.S. Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects to Receive $18 million from the U.S. Department of Energy
DOE awards $18 million to help develop 11 advanced nuclear technology projects.
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DOE invites public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for the use of DOE-owned High Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Stored at INL
Public comments on draft environmental assessment for use of DOE-owned high assay low-enriched uranium stored at INL is now open.
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Blog

5 Nuclear storylines to watch for in 2019
5 nuclear storylines to keep an eye on in 2019.
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Top 7 nuclear Facebook posts of 2018
Relive the best nuclear Facebook posts of 2018.
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New Horizons spacecraft closes in on historic New Year’s Day flyby
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is expected to reach Ultima Thule by New Year's Day.
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Here's how to make nuclear fuel fail
The SATS facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps researchers understand why nuclear fuels fail under severe conditions.
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The story behind America's first potential small modular reactor
U.S. Department of Energy R&D is helping to advance a small modular reactor design that could impact America's energy future.
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New accident tolerant fuel by Westinghouse successfully created at Idaho National Laboratory
Westinghouse is working with Idaho National Laboratory to develop new uranium silicide fuel pellets.
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Could hydrogen help save nuclear?
One opportunity is to utilize nuclear’s thermal heat and electricity to produce hydrogen.
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REPORT: How federal incentives used for renewables could benefit small modular reactors
U.S. Department of Energy report suggests a strong return on investment for small modular reactors using same incentives applied to renewables.
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Q&A: Why this lab expert pushes nuclear fuels to the limit with transient testing
Idaho National Laboratory's Daniel Wachs explains why transient testing is crucial for nuclear fuel development in the United States.
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What is a Nuclear Microreactor?
Microreactors are not defined by their fuel form or coolant. Instead, they have three main features...
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Documents

The Ultimate Fast Facts Guide to Nuclear Energy
eBook from U.S. Department of Energy featuring the ultimate fasts guide to nuclear energy.
Nuclear Power Summary - December 2018
Nuclear power summary for the month of December 2018.
TEUSA-USNRC Pre-Licensing Activities for the IMSR
Abstract for Terrestrial Energy USA, Inc - TEUSA-USNRC Pre-Licensing Activities for the IMSR
Integrated Risk-Informed Condition-Based Maintenance Capability and Automated Platform
Abstract for PKMJ Technical Services - Integrated Risk-Informed Condition-Based Maintenance Capability and Automated Platform