Office of Nuclear Energy


6 Things You Should Know About Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
January 21, 2020
Six things everyone should know about nuclear-powered rocket engines.
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ANALYSIS: FY2020 Spending Bill Points to Nuclear Resurgence
December 23, 2019
President Donald Trump signs off on the FY2020 spending bill, which includes nearly $1.5 billion for nuclear energy research.
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What's the Lifespan for a Nuclear Reactor? Much Longer Than You Might Think
November 19, 2019
Nearly 10 years of research is giving U.S. nuclear companies the data and confidence they need to operate up to 80 years.
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3 Key Intangibles of the U.S. Nuclear Industry
November 14, 2019
Three intangibles of the U.S. nuclear industry countries won't find anywhere else.
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What is a Radioisotope Power System?
October 22, 2019
Nuclear has powered space exploration for decades. Learn radioisotope power systems' role in the most successful space missions in U.S. history.
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New DOE and NRC Agreement Will Lead to Faster Deployment and Licensing of U.S. Nuclear Technologies
October 16, 2019
Dr. Rita Baranwal explains why a recent agreement between DOE and the NRC will lead to faster deployment of U.S. nuclear technologies.
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5 Problems You Didn’t Know Nuclear Could Solve
October 16, 2019
Nuclear is tackling a multitude of issues impacting the world. Here are 5 problems you didn't know nuclear could solve.
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Nuclear Power Pack: 3 Can’t Miss STEM Resources on Nuclear Energy
September 17, 2019
From interactive games to excellent lessons plans, here are 3 engaging STEM resources that will power up inquisitive minds with nuclear energy facts.
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Commercial Testing Underway on Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels
September 9, 2019
Commercial testing is underway on a pair of advanced nuclear fuels developed by Westinghouse.
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11 Reasons Why DOE is All in on New Nuclear
August 28, 2019
11 accomplishments by DOE supporting the development of advanced reactors in the United States.
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Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $3.5 Million to New Gas Reactor Design
Project will examine ways to reduce construction and maintenance costs of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor design.
December 5, 2019
International Nuclear Energy Organization Names DOE Official New Chair
IFNEC names U.S. Department of Energy official Suzanne Jaworowski as new Steering Group chairperson.
November 13, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Collaborate on Advanced Nuclear Technologies
DOE and NRC agree to share technical expertise and computing resources to speed up the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.
October 16, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
Funding supports 3 domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
September 10, 2019
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