5 Radioactive Products We Use Every Day
September 12, 2023
Radioisotopes have hundreds of uses and can be found in countless everyday products — including these five for starters.Learn more
Could Advanced Reactors Make Carbon Capture Systems More Viable?
September 7, 2023
A new U.S. Department of Energy report finds promise in pairing nuclear reactors with direct air capture system.Learn more
Spent Nuclear Fuel from this Retired Government Reactor is Getting a Second Life
August 31, 2023
EBR-II spent nuclear fuel is being recycled to help industry gain access to HALEU for new reactor technologies.Learn more
Beyond Oppenheimer: How Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Reactors are Different
August 2, 2023
Nuclear weapons and commercial nuclear reactors are completely different in four key ways. Here's how.Learn more
New Railcar Designed to Transport Spent Nuclear Fuel Completes Final Testing
September 21, 2023
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.Learn more
NRC Accepts Early Construction Application for Small Modular Reactor in Idaho
September 7, 2023
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.Learn more
U.S. Department of Energy Completes Major Shipment of Plutonium-238 for NASA Missions
July 18, 2023
Delivery of 0.5 kilograms is the largest shipment of new heat source plutonium oxide in more than a decade.Learn more
VIEW ALLNuScale Power and Metatomic Energy Awarded GAIN Vouchers to Advance Nuclear TechnologiesDOE Report Finds Advanced Reactors Could Lower the Cost of Direct Air Capture SystemsDOE Releases Final Environmental Assessment for Molten Chloride Reactor ExperimentDOE Launches First-Ever ‘Cleanup to Clean Energy’ Initiative to Explore Generating Clean Energy on DOE-Owned Lands
The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative awarded two vouchers to NuScale Power and Metatomic Energy to support the development of their small modular reactor and spent nuclear fuel conversion technologies.
September 26, 2023Learn more
U.S. Department of Energy study shows advanced reactors could lower the levelized cost of certain direct air capture systems by up to 13 percent.
September 7, 2023Learn more
The DOE released the final environmental assessment and proposed finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the design, construction, and operation of the Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment (MCRE) at Idaho National Laboratory.
August 1, 2023Learn more
DOE Intends to Lease Land on Sites Across the U.S. for Utility-Scale Clean Energy Projects
July 28, 2023Learn more