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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 16, 2018
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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 12, 2018
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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?
February 6, 2018
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Look Inside One of the Largest Hot Cell in the United States
The Hot Fuel Examination Facility at Idaho National Laboratory is one of the best places in the world to conduct radioactive materials research.
February 1, 2018
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What is Generation Capacity?
Capacity is the amount of electricity a generator can produce when it's running at full blast. Learn more about this confusing energy term.
January 29, 2018
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Department of Energy Report Explores U.S. Advanced Small Modular Reactors to Boost Grid Resiliency
The Department of Energy recently released a report that dives into advanced small modular reactors and their ability to boost grid resiliency.
January 25, 2018
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5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy
Get up to speed on nuclear energy with these 5 fast facts.
January 16, 2018
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4 Key Benefits of Advanced Small Modular Reactors
Advanced small modular reactors could change the way we think about nuclear power. Here are 4 key benefits you need to know about them.
January 8, 2018
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Holiday Lights Can a Nuclear Reactor Power?
See how many holiday lights one nuclear reactor can power in this infographic, which also doubles as an ornament!
December 18, 2017
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10 Intriguing Facts About the World's First Nuclear Chain Reaction
Check out these 10 intriguing facts that you probably didn’t know about the world’s first controlled release of nuclear energy.
December 1, 2017
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Press Releases

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.
December 7, 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 27, 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.
November 15, 2017
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 19, 2017