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5 surprising facts about America’s only transient test reactor
The United States is gearing up for its first transient fuel test in more than two decades at Idaho National Laboratory.
August 27, 2018
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New York and the nation need nuclear (Commentary)
The FitzPatrick nuclear station in Scriba, Oswego County, generates more than 800 megawatts of electricity for the region.
August 22, 2018
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Southern Company and TerraPower Prep for Testing on Molten Salt Reactor
Southern Company and TerraPower are developing a molten chloride fast reactor that uses liquid salts as both a coolant and fuel.
August 9, 2018
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DOE Leads Effort to Fill Testing Void Created by Norwegian Reactor Shutdown
The shutdown of a reactor in Halden, Norway has put nuclear fuels and materials testing in the United States and Europe in a scramble.
July 27, 2018
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X-energy is developing a pebble bed reactor that they say can't melt down
This pebble bed, high temperature gas-cooled reactor can't melt down, according to X-energy.
July 23, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About Accident Tolerant Fuels
Accident tolerant fuels have the potential to improve performance and survive accident conditions a lot longer than today's nuclear fuel.
July 17, 2018
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5 Key Resilient Features of Small Modular Reactors
These 5 features of small modular reactors bring resilience to the electric grid.
July 3, 2018
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Nickel-based Alloy Being Studied for Molten Salt Reactors
Idaho National Laboratory is studying a nickel-based alloy for possible use in molten salt reactors.
June 27, 2018
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Like Father Like Son
Len and Mark Peters are the only father and son to be DOE national lab directors.
June 20, 2018
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New Accident Tolerant Fuel by Framatome Being Tested at Idaho National Laboratory
Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel was recently installed for testing at the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory.
June 15, 2018
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Press Releases

Idaho National Laboratory Completes First Fueled Experiment in U.S. Transient Test Reactor
Idaho National Laboratory Completes First Fueled Experiment in U.S. Transient Test Reactor (TREAT)
September 18, 2018
DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy Agrees to Nuclear Action Plan with United Kingdom
Action plan allows the United States and United Kingdom to accelerate nuclear technologies and research.
September 13, 2018
Kropaczek named director of Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors
David Kropaczek is the new director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
September 6, 2018
Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
August 29, 2018
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