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October 12, 2018
The power of nuclear
5 incredible ways nuclear powers our lives
Nuclear is used in a variety of applications ranging from cancer treatments to fighting crimes. Explore 5 ways nuclear powers our lives.
September 28, 2018
idaho national laboratory test reactor
President Trump Signs Bill to Boost Advanced Nuclear in America
Law eliminates some of the financial and technological barriers standing in the way of nuclear innovation.
September 25, 2018
McGuire Nuclear Station in North Carolina
3 reasons why nuclear is clean and sustainable
Most people immediately think of solar panels or wind turbines as clean energy, but how many of you thought of nuclear energy?
August 27, 2018
Exterior shot of a test reactor at Idaho National Laboratory
5 surprising facts about America’s only transient test reactor
The United States is gearing up for its first transient fuel test in more than two decades at Idaho National Laboratory.
August 22, 2018
The FitzPatrick nuclear station in New York located off of the water in Oswego County.
New York and the nation need nuclear (Commentary)
The FitzPatrick nuclear station in Scriba, Oswego County, generates more than 800 megawatts of electricity for the region.
August 9, 2018
Artist rendition of the Integrated Effects Tests (IET) facility
Southern Company and TerraPower Prep for Testing on Molten Salt Reactor
Southern Company and TerraPower are developing a molten chloride fast reactor that uses liquid salts as both a coolant and fuel.
July 27, 2018
Reactor in Halden, Norway
DOE Leads Effort to Fill Testing Void Created by Norwegian Reactor Shutdown
The shutdown of a reactor in Halden, Norway has put nuclear fuels and materials testing in the United States and Europe in a scramble.
July 23, 2018
Xe-100 reactor and TRISO Fuel
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.
July 17, 2018
Accident Tolerant Fuels
5 Things You Should Know About Accident Tolerant Fuels
Accident tolerant fuels have the potential to improve performance and survive accident conditions a lot longer than today's nuclear fuel.
July 3, 2018
small modular reactors guardians of the grid
5 Key Resilient Features of Small Modular Reactors
These 5 features of small modular reactors bring resilience to the electric grid.
June 27, 2018
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Nickel-based Alloy Being Studied for Molten Salt Reactors
Idaho National Laboratory is studying a nickel-based alloy for possible use in molten salt reactors.
June 20, 2018
A group family photo of a father and son with their wives.
Like Father Like Son
Len and Mark Peters are the only father and son to be DOE national lab directors.
June 15, 2018
Picture of hands holding a test fuel pin designed by Framatome.
New Accident Tolerant Fuel by Framatome Being Tested at Idaho National Laboratory
Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel was recently installed for testing at the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory.
June 11, 2018
Two researchers look at a computer screen.
This Instrument Can Simulate a Year's Worth of Reactor Damage in Days
The IVEM-Tandem facility at Argonne National Laboratory lets researchers look at material changes caused by ion irradiation as it happens.
June 5, 2018
Small modular reactor model at NuScale Power
3 Innovations Transforming the Nuclear Industry
Advanced reactors, additive manufacturing and advanced fuels are expected to transform the U.S. nuclear industry. Here's how.
May 21, 2018
A photo that features an igloo shaped dome that houses a nuclear reactor and trees with wind turbines in the distance.
It’s Time for the World to Recognize Nuclear as a Clean Energy Source
New global effort will make sure nuclear has a seat at the table during discussions about innovation and future advanced clean energy systems.
May 10, 2018
Two mothers posing for a picture with their kids
Nuclear Energy: It's Mother Approved
Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz are all about momsplaining nuclear energy to anyone who will listen.
May 7, 2018
Fission vs Fusion with multi-colored background.
Fission and Fusion: What is the Difference?
Infographic: Learn the difference between fission and fusion - two physical processes that produce massive amounts of energy from atoms.
April 17, 2018
A blue glow is present during the refueling of the HFIR reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
7 Fast Facts about the High Flux Isotope Reactor
7 fast facts on the High Flux Isotope Reactor—one of the nation's top facilities in producing medical- and industry-grade isotopes.
April 10, 2018
Men talk during a panel about energy and nuclear power.
New Wave of Innovation Coming to Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy is riding a wave of innovation that could be a game-changer for nuclear power and the nation’s energy mix.
April 4, 2018
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7 Things The Simpsons Got Wrong About Nuclear
Here are 7 things The Simpsons missed about nuclear energy.
March 20, 2018
Energy Department seal
6 Things to Know About the Nuclear Energy FY19 Budget Request
Here are 6 things you need to know about the FY19 budget request.
March 15, 2018
A panel discussion held in Argentina about nuclear energy.
Challenge Accepted: Millennials Eager To Shape World's Nuclear Narrative
Energy leaders from around the world are challenging millennials to help policy, opinion leaders and their peers to tell nuclear’s clean energy story.
March 12, 2018
Aerial shot of the Advanced Test Reactor in Idaho.
7 Fast Facts About Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Test Reactor
The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is one of the largest research reactors in the world helping to advance nuclear technologies.
March 7, 2018
A design concept of a molten salt reactor
3 Advanced Reactor Systems to Watch by 2030
These 3 advanced reactor designs are cleaner, safer and more efficient than previous generations. They could also debut as early as 2030.