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Hydrogen Production, SMRs Touted for Virginia Data Center Hub
Two companies supporting different technologies in the energy sector have formed a joint venture to develop an industrial park in Virginia that could feature data centers powered by…
Two Big Nuclear Regulatory Milestones for Idaho NuScale SMR Project
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted a standard design approval (SDA) application for NuScale Power’s VOYGR-6, a plant design that will be featured in the 462-MWe Carbon-Free…
Vogtle Unit 3 Enters Commercial Operation: First ‘Newly Constructed’ U.S. Nuclear Power Plant in Decades
Georgia Power declared Plant Vogtle Unit 3 commercially operational, making it the first “newly constructed” nuclear power unit to be added to the U.S. fleet in…
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How to Achieve a Thriving Nuclear Power Industry in the U.S.
There are many reasons to be excited about the U.S. nuclear power industry and its potential for growth. For activists focused on climate change, its carbon-free attribute makes it a…
Quebec Utility Mulls Restart of Mothballed Nuclear Reactor
A government-run Canadian utility said it is considering restarting a nuclear reactor that was shut down more than a decade ago, in an effort to support the supply of energy…
Czech Republic Expanding Nuclear Power Program
The Czech Republic is looking to expand its use of nuclear power, with utility CEZ launching another tender looking for companies to bid on construction of new reactors and generators at the country’s two
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Indictment of Former Westinghouse Executive Charged in Connection with V.C. Summer Nuclear Project Dismissed
Former Westinghouse Electric Co. Senior Vice President Jeffrey A. Benjamin’s motion to dismiss for grand jury bias a federal indictment issued in August 2021 alleging he concealed damaging information concerning…
Using ASME PTC 6 Testing to Improve Steam Turbine Performance
When a power plant experiences issues with performance, the obvious indicators are usually a loss in load capacity or an increase in fuel consumption. However, other issues exist that can be costly, such as
A Model for ZLD Treatment of Blowdown from Cooling Towers—Even the Big Ones
Pilot testing under the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Pitch-to-Pilot desalination research funding proved an electro-coagulation, clarification, micro-filtration, reverse osmosis with vacuum-assisted
What We’re Watching
Idaho technologies clinch five R&D 100 Awards
Five Idaho National Laboratory technologies earned five 2023 R&D 100 Awards – marking another triumphant year for the laboratory. The competition, now in its 61st year, celebrates technology innovations from across the public and private sectors. Winning an award is a prestigious distinction for inventors.
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IAEA Director General Statement on Discharge of Fukushima Daiichi ALPS Treated Water
The Government of Japan announced that it requested Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) to promptly proceed with its preparations for the discharge into the sea of ALPS treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, in accordance with the implementation plan approved by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority. If there is no interference due to weather or sea conditions, the discharge into the sea is expected to start on 24 August.
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