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nuclear plants


Hydrogen May Be a Lifeline for Nuclear—But It Won’t Be Easy

Four U.S. nuclear generators—Energy Harbor, Xcel Energy, Exelon, and Arizona Public Service (APS)—are making headway on projects to demonstrate hydrogen production at nuclear plants, but scaling those efforts up to…


Seven Nuclear Plants Get COVID-19–Related NRC Work-Hour Exemptions
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To help nuclear generators manage worker fatigue amid the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has so far granted individually requested exemptions from work-hour controls to seven U.S.…


COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Sites in 2020

Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective…


THE BIG PICTURE: The Diffusion of Nuclear Technology

A historical analysis of nuclear power technology by researchers from the German Institute for Economic Research suggests that none of the 674 reactors developed globally since 1945 were developed based on…


Novel Floating Power Plants on the Horizon

For decades, floating power plants have been used widely as a source of flexible, decentralized power generation for several reasons. Among them are that they can be built cost-effectively and…