November 21, 2023

Idaho National Laboratory Makes Commercial Grade HALEU Fuel for Testing

HALEU fuel pellets to be used in testing of GE's advanced cladding concept.

November 7, 2023

Centrus Produces Nation's First Amounts of HALEU

Centrus Energy Corp has produced the nation’s first 20 kilograms of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) — a crucial material required by many advanced reactor technologies.

October 12, 2023

MARVEL Microreactor Reaches Final Design Step

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) MARVEL microreactor achieved 90 percent final design, a key step that will allow the project to move forward with fabrication and construction.

October 11, 2023

HALEU Demonstration Project Starts Enrichment Operations in Ohio

Demonstration project on track to produce 20 kilograms of HALEU by the end of 2023.

October 4, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Restores Key Safety Test for Nuclear Fuel

Idaho National Laboratory performs new experiment that shows what happens to nuclear fuel when there is a loss of coolant accident.

September 28, 2023

Penn State Receives World’s First New TRIGA Fuel Shipment in More Than a Decade

The shipment from TRIGA International is the first of its kind in the world in more than a decade and restores an important fuel supply for TRIGA reactors around the world, including a dozen located at universities across the United States.

September 21, 2023

New Railcar Designed to Transport Spent Nuclear Fuel Completes Final Testing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wrapped up final testing on the Atlas railcar. The new specialized railcar will be used to safely and securely transport the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

September 20, 2023

MARVEL Prototype Starts Testing

Testing is underway for an electric-powered prototype of the MARVEL microreactor developed by the U.S. Department of Energy at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to help advance new reactor technologies.

September 7, 2023

NRC Accepts Early Construction Application for Small Modular Reactor in Idaho

The NRC agreed to review the Carbon Free Power Project’s application to begin early construction activities for one of the nation’s first small modular reactor (SMR) projects.

July 18, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Completes Major Shipment of Plutonium-238 for NASA Missions

Delivery of 0.5 kilograms is the largest shipment of new heat source plutonium oxide in more than a decade.