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Southern Company and TerraPower Prep for Testing on Molten Salt Reactor
November 29, 2021
Southern Company and TerraPower are developing a molten chloride fast reactor that uses liquid salts as both a coolant and fuel.
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Next-Gen Nuclear Plant and Jobs Are Coming to Wyoming
November 16, 2021
TerraPower's decision to build its advanced reactor in Wyoming expected to create jobs and clean energy opportunities for the state.
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Could AI-Powered Drones Make Nuclear Power Plant Operations More Efficient?
November 2, 2021
INL's ROUNDS software provides a new cost-effective method to make standard drones with cameras capable of autonomously performing jobs around a nuclear power plant.
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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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Nuclear Milestones

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NRC Issues Key Safety Report on Kairos Power Reactor
November 22, 2021
Draft safety evaluation report documents NRC’s review of the company’s source term calculation approach.
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Industry’s First Complete Accident Tolerant Fuel Assembly in Operation at Commercial U.S. Reactor
November 8, 2021
Framatome's first complete accident tolerant fuel in operation at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant.
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National Lab Creates New Device to Test Safety Limits of Nuclear Fuel
October 26, 2021
INL conducted experiments at its TREAT Facility using a first-of-a-kind device that can detect and study what happens to a nuclear fuel pin when it starts to overheat.
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Westinghouse to Help Optimize 12 Ukrainian Reactors
October 12, 2021
Westinghouse Electric Company helps to optimize a dozen reactors in Ukraine that will significantly increase the country’s clean power production.
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Press Releases

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DOE Restarts Consent-Based Siting Program for Spent Nuclear Fuel
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information on a consent-based siting process that would be used to identify sites to store the nation’s spent nuclear fuel in an equitable way.
November 30, 2021
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DOE Awards $8.5 Million to Advance Promising Nuclear Technologies
Five projects selected to accelerate commercial deployment of advanced reactors and fuels.
November 18, 2021
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U.S.-Romania Joint Statement on SMR Teaming Agreement
Joint statement on new commercial partnership between NuScale Power and Nuclearelectrica to bring SMRs to Romania.
November 4, 2021
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DOE Awards $50 Million in Cost-Share with Exelon Generation for Control Room Modernization
The U.S. Department of Energy today awarded a $50 million cost-share with Exelon Generation to digitalize the control room at Limerick Generating Station.
October 20, 2021
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