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China Starts Up First Fourth-Generation Nuclear Reactor

The first of two units at China’s much-watched high-temperature gas-cooled modular pebble bed (HTR-PM) demonstration project was successfully connected to the grid on Dec. 20. The achievement marks a major…


On the Nuclear Frontier: New Designs Aim to Replace LWRs

Generation III nuclear reactors have not shown much ability to overcome the weaknesses of conventional Gen-II light-water reactor technology, offering at best evolutionary approaches. Is there room for a more…


DOE Announces Awards for Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced five awards to a total of five companies that are designed to help advance key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting…