Demonstration AND Test Reactors: Both Are Necessary for Innovation
July 30, 2021
DOE's Dr. Kathryn Huff breaks down the importance of demonstrating new reactor technologies and expanding the Department's R&D infrastructure.
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3 Ways to Make Nuclear Power Plants Faster and More Affordable to Build
July 8, 2021
Advanced construction technologies that could reduce the construction costs of building new reactors by more than 10% and significantly lower the scheduling risks associated with them.
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Q&A: Acting Assistant Secretary Dr. Kathryn Huff Shares Her Vision for the Future of Nuclear Energy
June 24, 2021
Dr. Kathryn Huff is the new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Nuclear Energy shares her vision for nuclear energy.
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5 Key Takeaways from the Nuclear Energy FY2022 Budget Request
June 14, 2021
DOE's FY22 Budget Request places a huge emphasis on scaling up commercial deployment of advanced reactors.
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Nuclear Milestones

TVA Installs 3D-printed Fuel Assembly Brackets in a Commercial Reactor
August 23, 2021
Tennessee Valley Authority recently installed first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant.
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ORNL to Examine Westinghouse Accident Tolerant Fuel
August 3, 2021
New accident tolerant fuel developed by Westinghouse is shipped to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for examination.
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ORNL and AMS Complete Sensor Testing for Small Modular Reactors
July 20, 2021
ORNL and AMS recently completed testing of sensors for small light-water reactor systems. The performance data will be shared with commercial companies to improve sensor instrumentation for advanced light-water small modular reactors.
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U.S. Helps Optimize Ukrainian Nuclear Reactor
June 28, 2021
United States helps implement new maintenance procedures and operations at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Unit 2 that should ultimately strengthen energy security in the country.
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Press Releases

DOE and GE Hitachi Team Up to Lower Costs of Building New Nuclear Reactors
DOE to support three construction technologies that together can reduce the cost of new nuclear builds by more than 10 percent.
July 7, 2021
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DOE Invests $61 Million in Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Projects Across America
Funding supports university faculty and student projects to improve the resiliency and development of carbon-free nuclear power.
June 22, 2021
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DOE Awards Nuclear Energy-Related Scholarships and Fellowships
New scholarships and fellowships will help America harness nuclear’s full potential to power a clean energy future.
April 9, 2021
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DOE Announces Public Hearings on Draft Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Statement
Public hearings will be held online January 27, 2021 and January 28, 2021.
January 8, 2021
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