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Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

An emerging generation of small modular reactors is encouraging suppliers and regulators alike to consider new digital instrumentation and control approaches. While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively…


Making Power Plants Purr or Putting Them to Sleep: Hard Equipment and Soft Tools

Maintenance equipment and tools have always been important for plant operators. In the early days, the tools were likely made entirely of iron and steel, copper and brass, lead, leather,…


DOE Revives Consent-Based Siting Process for Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Potentially jumpstarting long-paralyzed efforts to address the federal management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 30 issued a request for information (RFI) that…


Nuclear Advisory Council Deems Commissioning of Holtec SMR-160 by 2030 a 'Credible Target'

Holtec International's ambitions to install its first set of SMR-160 small modular reactor nuclear plants in the U.S. by 2030 may be a "credible target," the company's advisory council comprising…


NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

Federal regulators have approved a private company's plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store…