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The story behind America's first potential small modular reactor
December 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy R&D is helping to advance a small modular reactor design that could impact America's energy future.
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New accident tolerant fuel by Westinghouse successfully created at Idaho National Laboratory
December 4, 2018
Westinghouse is working with Idaho National Laboratory to develop new uranium silicide fuel pellets.
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Could hydrogen help save nuclear?
November 26, 2018
One opportunity is to utilize nuclear’s thermal heat and electricity to produce hydrogen.
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REPORT: How federal incentives used for renewables could benefit small modular reactors
November 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy report suggests a strong return on investment for small modular reactors using same incentives applied to renewables.
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Q&A: Why this lab expert pushes nuclear fuels to the limit with transient testing
October 31, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory's Daniel Wachs explains why transient testing is crucial for nuclear fuel development in the United States.
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What is a nuclear microreactor?
October 23, 2018
Microreactors are not defined by their fuel form or coolant. Instead, they have three main features...
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5 incredible ways nuclear powers our lives
October 12, 2018
Nuclear is used in a variety of applications ranging from cancer treatments to fighting crimes. Explore 5 ways nuclear powers our lives.
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President Trump Signs Bill to Boost Advanced Nuclear in America
September 28, 2018
Law eliminates some of the financial and technological barriers standing in the way of nuclear innovation.
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3 reasons why nuclear is clean and sustainable
September 25, 2018
Most people immediately think of solar panels or wind turbines as clean energy, but how many of you thought of nuclear energy?
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5 Surprising Facts About America’s Only Transient Test Reactor
August 27, 2018
The United States is gearing up for its first transient fuel test in more than two decades at Idaho National Laboratory.
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Press Releases

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Leader Named Vice Chairperson of International Nuclear Energy Organization
Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski has been selected as a new Steering Group vice chairperson of IFNEC.
December 10, 2018
DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy Leads NICE Future Event at COP 24
DOE applauds discussion about nuclear energy at COP24 event.
December 6, 2018
Idaho Site Completes Third Fuel Shipment for Research Reactors in 2018
Final shipment from the Idaho National Laboratory Site helps supply fuel elements needed to power research reactors.
November 20, 2018
Nuclear Highlighted as Clean Energy Source at Multinational Conference
Nuclear energy and its emission-free benefits were discussed at the IFNEC conference in Tokyo, Japan.
November 19, 2018
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