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A Thorium Molten Salt Reactor When and Where You Need It

ThorConIsle is an offshore 500-MWe thorium molten salt reactor constructed inside a ship’s hull, ready to provide power from navigable waterways. The ThorCon “pot” operates at a pressure of 3…


World’s First EPR Nuclear Unit Begins Commercial Operation

Unit 1 of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant completed its final regulatory test of continuous operation and full power for 168 hours on Dec. 13, marking the final milestone toward…


New U.S. Nuclear Plant, Watts Bar Unit 2 Is One Step Closer to Startup

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspectors reported that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s performance during a recent assessment conducted at Watts Bar Unit 2 indicated that the plant is ready to startup…


Advanced Coal-Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant Begins Operation in U.S.

Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) Spiritwood Station began commercial operation on Nov. 1. The plant—located about 10 miles east of Jamestown, N.D.—is a combined-heat-and-power plant that can generate up to 99…