July 27, 2022

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DOE Selects Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Design for Versatile Test Reactor in Idaho

DOE issues record of decision to build a sodium-cooled fast test reactor at Idaho National Laboratory.

July 14, 2022

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Idaho National Laboratory Demonstrates First Digital Twin of a Simulated Microreactor

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory recently performed their first digital twin test of a simulated microreactor.

May 10, 2022

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Argonne Adds New Testing Capability for Liquid Metal Fast Reactors

Argonne National Laboratory recently added new capabilities to support testing of liquid metal fast reactors.

April 11, 2022

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Idaho National Laboratory Transfers Falcon Supercomputer to Idaho Universities

Idaho National Laboratory is transferring management of the Falcon supercomputer to Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho.

April 8, 2022

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X-energy's TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility to Produce Fuel for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

The TRISO-X, LLC Fuel Fabrication Facility will be the nation’s first High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) fuel fabrication facility.

March 22, 2022

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Idaho National Laboratory Completes Sixth Core Overhaul for Advanced Test Reactor

Idaho National Laboratory recently completed the sixth major core overhaul of the Advanced Test Reactor.

February 7, 2022

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Idaho National Laboratory Builds Full-Scale Prototype for Microreactor Project

INL built a full-scale, electrically heated prototype to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s new MARVEL microreactor project.

February 3, 2022

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U.S. Department of Energy Secures New TRIGA Fuel for U.S. Research Reactors

First batch of TRIGA fuel is expected to be delivered to the U.S. by 2023.

January 28, 2022

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Southern Nuclear to Install Higher-Enriched Fuel Test Rods at Plant Vogtle

Lead test assemblies will include a higher enrichment of uranium-235 than what is currently used in U.S. commercial reactors.

January 24, 2022

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Ultra Safe Nuclear Licenses New Method for 3D Printing Advanced Reactor Components

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation recently licensed a new method developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory to 3D print refractory materials, which are highly resistant to extreme heat and degradation.