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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
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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
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Like Father Like Son
Len and Mark Peters are the only father and son to be DOE national lab directors.
June 15, 2018
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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
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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
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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.
February 27, 2018
Aerial view of the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Mississippi
Nuclear Power is the Most Reliable Energy Source and It's Not Even Close
Nuclear energy has the highest capacity factor of any energy source, and it's not even close.
February 22, 2018
A researcher stands in front of a simulated computer modeling system
10 Jobs in Nuclear Starting at $60K or Higher
Nuclear energy has a host of careers that utilize many diverse skill sets, and the pay isn't bad either. These 10 jobs start at $60K or higher.
February 16, 2018
A photo of a nuclear test rod with measuring tape by it
GE's Nuclear Fuel Designs Ready for Reactor Testing
GE's new nuclear fuel designs will soon be tested in a commercial reactor. This is why it's a big deal.
February 12, 2018
A woman poses in front of a research reactor.
This is Why I Decided to Become a Nuclear Engineer
Anna Biela is a nuclear engineering student at Purdue but her passion for nuclear energy isn't by chance.
February 6, 2018
Graphic that shows a nuclear reactor with the title how much power does a nuclear reactor produce
INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Power Does A Nuclear Reactor Produce?
A typical nuclear reactor produces 1 gigawatt of power per plant on average. Just how much power is that exactly?