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Nuclear


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

Battle Brewing About California’s Role in Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement

An assortment of entities have sought to intervene in a complaint alleging that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California state agencies violated bulk power system reliability standards when…



Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Boost Advanced Nuclear, Preserve Existing Nuclear

Legislation introduced on Nov. 17 by a bipartisan group of senators on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) will seek to strengthen the nuclear fuel supply chain,…


NuScale Boosts SMR Module Capacity; UAMPS Mulls Downsizing Nuclear Project

In a breakthrough that could improve the economics of NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology—and reshape a project under development by its first potential customer, the Utah Associated Municipal…


Belarus Brings Country’s First Nuclear Plant Online

The first reactor of the first nuclear power plant in Belarus was connected to the grid on Nov. 3. The Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, also known as the Astravets plant,…


How Biden’s Presidency Could (Further) Transform the Power Sector

Joe Biden on Nov. 7 clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, barring Donald Trump’s prospects for a second-term. Almost immediately, reactions from various parts of the…


Consistent Excellence Makes Byron Nuclear Plant Special

A focus on continuous improvement has helped the nuclear power industry shine in recent years. The U.S.'s fleet of nuclear reactors has achieved average capacity factors of more than 92%…