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Finnish Group Touts Nuclear Reactor for District Heating
A Finnish group announced construction of a reactor-based heating plant that would provide residential and district heating, saying the project would advance the district energy model and support decarbonization and…
NRC Completes Safety Review for Kairos Nuclear Test Reactor Within 18 Months
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has wrapped up a final safety evaluation for Kairos Power’s 35-MWth Hermes “non-power” demonstration reactor, which the firm has proposed to build at the East Tennessee…
NRG Energy to Sell Texas Nuclear Plant Stake to Constellation in $1.75B Power Move
Constellation Energy, the largest nuclear generator in the U.S., will take over NRG Energy’s 44% ownership stake in the 2.6-GW South Texas Project Electric Generating Station (STP), a nuclear power…
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X-Energy, Dow Unveil Texas Site for ARDP Nuclear Demonstration
X-energy and Dow will site a proposed four-unit 320-MWe Xe-100 advanced nuclear reactor facility at Union Carbide Corp. Seadrift Operations, a sprawling Dow chemical materials manufacturing site in Seadrift, Calhoun…
Centrus Gets NRC Green Light to Introduce Uranium Into HALEU Nuclear Enrichment Cascade
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has allowed Centrus Energy—a firm contracted by the  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) production with domestic technology—to introduce uranium…
DOE: MARVEL Microreactor Prototype Installed, Gearing Up for Testing
A full-scale electrically heated prototype of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 100-kWth MARVEL nuclear microreactor has been successfully installed at a facility in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, and is readying for…
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Another Delay for New Unit at Vogtle Nuclear Plant
Georgia Power said commercial operation of the new Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle has been delayed for at least another month. The utility on June 16 said there's a problem…
Devastating Ukraine Dam Breach Raises Concerns for Nearby Nuclear Plant
A breach at the Nova Kakhovka Dam stemming from the destruction of the 351-MW hydroelectric power plant in southern Ukraine on June 6 has triggered massive flooding, prompted an environmental…
Westinghouse, Bechtel Form Consortium to Design and Build Poland’s First Nuclear Plant
Westinghouse Electric Co., Bechtel, and state-owned Polish entity Polskie Elektrownie JÄ…drowe (PEJ) will work together to kick off design activity for Poland’s inaugural AP1000 nuclear power plant later this year…
Subsequent License Renewal: Extending Nuclear Power Reactors to 80 Years of Operation (and Maybe More)
The Atomic Energy Act authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue licenses for commercial power reactors to operate for up to 40 years. These licenses can be renewed for…
The POWER Interview: Miss America Talks Importance of Nuclear Power
The U.S. nuclear power industry has an ally with a unique platform to spread the sector’s message of providing reliable, clean electricity. Meet Grace Stanke. She’s not just a student…
The POWER Interview: European Group Building Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors
Advancements in nuclear power technology have brought several new companies into the sector, many of them working on innovative reactor designs and fuels to move the industry forward. One of…
What We're Watching
Is the NRC Ready to Meet the Moment?
As the industry regulator, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) lies directly on the path to a carbon-free future powered by nuclear.
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US-Japan Fusion Materials Collaboration Marks 40 Years of Progress
Creating energy the way the sun and stars do — through nuclear fusion — is one of the grand challenges facing science and technology.
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How Molten Salt Could Be the Lifeblood of Tomorrow's Nuclear Energy
Molten salt has caught the eye of the nuclear industry as an ideal working fluid for reactor cooling, energy transfer, fueling and fission product absorption.
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