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Category: Nuclear


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 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Return of Idaho Test Reactor rare win for U.S. Nuclear Energy

December 17, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Digital Safety System Controller Approved for Nuclear Plants

November 15, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the use of Mitsubishi Electric Total Advanced Control (MELTAC) Nplus S digital safety system controllers in U.S. nuclear power plants. While new to the U.S. industry, Mitsubishi said the MELTAC system is already […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Thorium the Fuel of the Future to Revitalize Nuclear?

November 5, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Nuclear energy produces carbon-free electricity, and the United States has used nuclear energy for decades to generate baseline power. Nuclear energy, however, carries a dreaded stigma. After disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukishima, the public is acutely […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

First neutron accelerator delivered to Mo99 facility

October 19, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The accelerator system has been designed and built specifically for the Shine project by Phoenix LLC, also of Wisconsin, and will produce radioisotopes for use in medical imaging. Phoenix has previously designed prototypes to demonstrate the neutron output and up-time […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

October 18, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The first of the two reactors for the vessel was shipped on 24 September and the second on 16 October, and Zio-Podolsk said it has thus completed this stage in its “significant contribution to the development and updating of the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Two Federal Courts May Have Just Saved The Nuclear Power Industry

October 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

States that want to keep their aging nuclear power fleet from retiring now have a court-approved roadmap for doing so. That’s because two federal courts of appeals last month upheld very similar state laws in Illinois and New York aimed […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IEA warns of challenges from Swiss nuclear phase-out

October 9, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

But, the Paris-headquartered agency said, achieving the country’s emission reduction targets for 2020 looks ambitious based on current trends, and additional climate policies are urgently needed for the post-2020 period to help achieve the country’s binding 2030 climate goals. “Switzerland […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

UK nuclear phaseout would be costly mistake, says think tank

September 28, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

In the foreword to its new report, NNWI chairman Tim Yeo says: “Some campaigners claim that by mid-century Britain, and indeed other countries, will be able to meet all its energy needs from renewables. Pointing to delays and cost overruns […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Growing Opposition Threatens Completion of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant

September 20, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

The sole remaining nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing mounting opposition from cities and lawmakers concerned about its rising costs. A decision on the expansion of Georgia’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is expected by […]