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Nuclear


Nuclear power plant design, licensing, construction, operation and maintenance, refueling, and uprating.

Impressive Milestones Achieved on Chinese Advanced Nuclear Power Projects

China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) announced on Dec. 6 that China’s independently developed high-temperature gas-cooled modular pebble bed (HTR-PM) reactor demonstrator had commenced commercial operation. The HTR-PM project was constructed…



U.S. Set to Lead Global Research for Nuclear Fusion

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said the U.S. is ready to work with other governments on research and development of nuclear fusion, as part of efforts to produce more carbon-free…


22 Countries, Including U.S., Pledge to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

The U.S. and 21 other countries have said they want to triple the global generation capacity of nuclear power by mid-century. The pledge, announced Dec. 2 at the United Nations’…


Nuclear’s Glimmer Ushers in Spate of Lifetime Extensions

Despite its ongoing war with Russia, Ukraine in early November gave state nuclear operator Energoatom the green light to operate Unit 1 of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant for…


POWER Digest [December 2023]

News briefs curated by POWER’s editors curated for our December 2023 issue. Kenya Set to Expand Hydropower Project Kenya Electricity Generating Co. (KenGen) said it received approval from government officials…


Westinghouse Secures First Customer for eVinci Nuclear Microreactor

Westinghouse’s first customer for its eVinci microreactor—a flagship 5-MWe/13-MWth “nuclear battery”—is poised to be the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), Canada’s second-largest research and technology organization. SRC—a Saskatchewan government Treasury Board…