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Nuclear


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

Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Existing Nuclear Plants Clears Senate Committee

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (ANIA), just two weeks after it was introduced. Among the bill’s major…



GE Hitachi Hits Milestone for SMR Design

Another small modular reactor (SMR) design is moving closer to commercial operation after achieving a licensing milestone. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), which is designing the BWRX-300 SMR, on Dec.…


Five Emerging Risks That Could Hamper Energy Transitions

At the virtual 2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables on Oct. 27, several high-ranking policymakers pointed to a number of localized challenges affecting their countries’ distinctive power…


South Korea Joins Japan and China with Carbon-Neutral Pledge

South Korea, Japan, and China, countries that rely heavily on coal power generation to fuel their economies, separately announced ambitious goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the…


BWXT: 3D Printing Breakthrough Could Speed Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development

BWX Technologies (BWXT) on Nov. 23 said it has demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture nickel-based super alloys and refractory-metal-based alloys for use in nuclear components. The company also said…


A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and…