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Category: Nuclear


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation nuclear reactors

May 17, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Engineers must manage a maelstrom in the core of operating nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactions deposit an extraordinary amount of heat in the fuel rods, setting off a frenzy of boiling, bubbling, and evaporation in surrounding fluid. From this churning flow, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

May 16, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The communities living there have been preparing themselves for its construction, having observed nuclear power plants in operation elsewhere, and so the government has “societal approval” to build one, he said. A nuclear power station’s investment cycle lasts about ten […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years

May 2, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The 2012 election pledge by former French president Francois Hollande aimed to limit nuclear’s share of French generation to 50% by 2025, and to close Fessenheim – the country’s oldest plant – by the end of his five-year term, which […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Bernie Sanders Denies Closure Of Vermont Nuclear Plant Increased Emissions — The Data Says Otherwise

April 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Over the last four years, Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has repeatedly called President Donald Trump a “ pathological liar ,” including for his statements about climate change. “It’s bad enough that we have a president who is a […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

April 1, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Questions on nuclear were posed as part of Gallup’s annual environment poll, conducted on 1-10 March, which was based on a random sample of 1039 adults from all 50 US states plus the District of Columbia. A total of 17% […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration makes good on $3.7B promise to Vogtle nuclear plant

March 25, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Are Pint-Sized Nuclear Reactors A Cheap Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Levels?

March 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

Solving the climate crisis and determining nuclear energy’s role in the fix has long presented a dilemma for global leaders. While the low-carbon power source would appear to be a silver bullet in the battle, it remains a costly technology […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Cooper Nuclear Station still operational despite Nebraska flooding

March 18, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The Cooper nuclear-powered generating station in Nebraska was still operating at full power Monday morning but still ready for a potential shutdown as flood reached record levels in the region. Nebraska Public Power District has been preparing for the worst […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Always Ready For Extreme Weather

March 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

As Polar Vortices, Bomb Cyclones and massive hurricanes pummel America more and more often, nuclear power plants keep on putting out maximum power when all other sources can’t. For the last month, the Pacific Northwest’s only nuclear power plant has […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Salt Is A Pillar Of Our Nuclear Future

February 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI), a Canadian advanced nuclear reactor company, is on its way to making their innovative design a reality. Last year, they successfully completed the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) pre-licensing vendor design review […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Can We Drill A Hole Deep Enough For Our Nuclear Waste?

January 31, 2019

Via: Forbes

Yes we can! And it was just demonstrated. And it seems to have some bipartisan support. The technology used was actually developed to frack natural gas and oil wells, but Elizabeth Muller understands that it could dispose of nuclear waste […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

President Signs Pro-Nuclear Legislation

January 24, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two bipartisan pieces of legislation modernizing America’s nuclear future have recently become law. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make regulations move more quickly with respect to new nuclear reactors and to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. CO2 Emissions Rise As Nuclear Power Plants Close

January 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Closing perfectly good nuclear power plants decades ahead of schedule is a bad idea if you care about the environment, especially if you care about carbon emissions. That’s because nuclear is the best source of low-carbon energy and actually produces […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Can Nuclear Power Plants Resist Attacks Of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)?

January 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

Yes. Specifically, the small modular nuclear reactor company, NuScale, out of Oregon, has made their reactor resistant to electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and most other reactor designs should follow. EMPs are one of those things that many people think is fake, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Connecticut signs up for nuclear electricity

January 2, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

In June 2017, Connecticut passed a law allowing nuclear power plants to bid into markets with other zero-carbon resources such as wind, solar and hydropower. However, the timescale applied to at risk plants in draft versions of the request for […]