New web portal connects NNSA nonproliferation efforts to U.S. nuclear technology exporters
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the rollout of U.S. Nuclear Nexus (https://nuclear-nexus.anl.gov), a tool designed to foster timely connections between NNSA and the U.S. nuclear industry on the global deployment of advanced nuclear technology on August 17. Nexus will act as a single point of access for NNSA and DOE National Laboratory recommendations, training, tools, and other relevant technical expertise and guidance on nonproliferation.
The site includes information about incorporating international nuclear security, nuclear safeguards, and proliferation resistance into advanced reactor designs. Nexus offers a “one-stop-shop” for the commercial nuclear industry to access NNSA guidance, as well as a human interface that will route industry requests to appropriate NNSA offices.
Nexus also will help industry better understand complex U.S. export control regulations for civilian nuclear technology The site will support NNSA’s nuclear nonproliferation missions and increase the competitiveness of U.S. nuclear technology within the global market.
Key stakeholders were consulted in the process of creating this platform to ensure that Nexus features are responsive to industry needs and offer the most relevant and high-priority content. Future plans include offering material and resources to academics working in nuclear technology.
About Nuclear Nexus
NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation works at home and abroad to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and radioactive materials, while supporting the peaceful use of nuclear technology, including collaboration with industry to implement best practices. In addition to supporting this mission, Nexus supports the U.S. contribution to the global need for clean energy technology that includes advanced nuclear solutions to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
In collaboration with NNSA, Nexus is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.