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August 1, 2018
Secretary Perry Tours FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant in New York
Tour marks Perry’s first visit to a nuclear plant as Energy Secretary.
July 10, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearly $20 Million for Domestic Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects
New projects support various aspects of existing and advanced reactor development.
June 18, 2018
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Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology
Office of Nuclear Energy selects 89 projects in funding for research, facility access, and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development.
June 18, 2018
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Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology
Awards announced for advanced nuclear energy technologies to national labs, industry and U.S. universities in 29 states.
June 4, 2018
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New Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee Members Announced
The U.S. Department of Energy appoints new members to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee.
June 4, 2018
Department of Energy Announces 10 Projects to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants
ARPA-E provides up to $24 million for technologies to enable lower cost, safer advanced nuclear plant designs.
May 24, 2018
Department of Energy Launches Two New Clean Energy Initiatives at Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial
The Energy Department launched two new clean energy initiatives for nuclear and carbon capture at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.
May 24, 2018
United States, Japan Organizations Reach Agreement on Advanced Nuclear Reactor Activities, Shared Research Facilities
U.S and Japan agree to expand advanced nuclear and share research facilities to enhance nuclear R&D.
April 27, 2018
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $60 Million for U.S. Industry Awards in Support of Advanced Nuclear Technology Development
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to receive about $60 million in funding for cost-shared R&D for advanced nuclear technologies.
April 26, 2018
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Chairman Francois Jacq of France’s CEA Sign Statements of Intent on Advanced Fast Neutron Sodium-Coo...
The signing ushers in a new era of DOE-CEA research and development (R&D) cooperation with enhanced collaboration.
December 7, 2017
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $30 Million Investment in Advanced Nuclear Technology
Department of Energy is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs.
November 27, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Annou...
Energy Department issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 15, 2017
DOE National Laboratory Resumes Operation of U.S. Transient Test Reactor
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) achieved an important step towards restoring U.S. nuclear energy transient testing capability.
October 19, 2017
Secretary Perry meets with millennials as part of Nuclear Science Week.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Met With Young Leaders in the Nuclear Community At the Millennial Nuclear Caucus
U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Energy Institute host a “Millennial Nuclear Caucus” as part of this year’s Nuclear Science Week.
October 16, 2017
Celebrating Innovation and Opportunity in Nuclear Science with Nuclear Science Week
Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.
September 29, 2017
Department of Energy Partners with the Electric Power Research Institute to Develop Innovative Manufacturing Technologies for Small Modul...
Department of Energy Partners with the Electric Power Research Institute to Develop Innovative Manufacturing Technologies for Small Modular Reactors
September 19, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Material...
Initiative will initially focus on challenges facing industry as they work to develop new or improved materials that can sustain extreme conditions.
June 26, 2017
GAIN Announces Second Round of Nuclear Energy Voucher Recipients
The GAIN initiative announced the latest round of voucher recipients to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies.
June 14, 2017
Energy Department Invests Nearly $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology
Energy Department announces 85 projects in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure.
May 18, 2017
Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development
Department of Energy today announced $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science.
April 28, 2017
Energy Department to Continue Uranium Transfers to Support Mission Activities
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued a Determination permitting the Department of Energy to continue making uranium transfers.
April 17, 2017
Nuclear Fuel from Idaho Now Benefiting University of Maryland Reactor

The University of Maryland will continue operating its Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics – or TRIGA – research reactor thanks to...

February 3, 2017
MOU Signed Between U.S. DOE and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre concerning Collaboration in Nuclear Energy Research and Development
MOU will enable collaboration on future irradiations and post-irradiation examinations (PIE)
January 12, 2017
Bottom row from left to right: John Hopkins (NuScale Chairman and CEO); Mary Jane Ross-Lee (USNRC NRR Deputy Director of Engineering), Tom Bergman (NuScale VP Regulatory Affairs), Dale Atkinson (NuScale COO/CNO), Vonna Ordaz (NRC Acting Director of NRO), Mike Johnson (USNRC DEDO), Frank Akstulewicz (USNRC, NRO Director of New Reactor Licensing), Anna Bradford (USNRC NRO Deputy Director of New Reactor Licensing), Steven Mirsky (NuScale Manager of Regulatory Affairs), --- Top row from left to right - Mike McGough (NuScale Chief Commercial  Officer), Dr. Jose Reyes (NuScale Chief Technology Officer), Greg Cranston (URSNRC NRO Lead NuScale Project Manager), Ray Furstenau (USDOE Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Nuclear Energy), Tim Beville (USDOE, NuScale Project Manager), Sam Lee (USNRC NRO Branch Chief of Licensing Branch 1), and Omid Tabaitabai (USNRC - NRO NuScale Senior Project Manager)
NuScale Power Submits First-Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

On January 12, 2017, NuScale Power formally announced the submittal of a Design Certification Application (DCA) for their innovative small modular...

July 6, 2016
Energy Department To Fund Radiochemistry Traineeship Program

The Energy Department's offices of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Environmental Management (EM) are co-funding a new traineeship program in radiochemistry...