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A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and…


The POWER Interview: Technology Can Solve Problem of Nuclear Waste

Debate continues about nuclear power's role in electricity production, particularly as it revolves around climate change. As a zero-emissions source of power, nuclear is seen by many as a complement…


Age-Old Problem in Search of a Solution

Industry experts agree that deep geological repositories are needed for long-term storage of spent reactor fuel. They’re also digging for alternative methods. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year…


Industry to Explore Decentralized Nuclear Waste Disposal

Efforts to explore whether it is feasible to permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes under next-generation nuclear reactor sites got a boost in late April as…


Nuclear Waste Bill Gains Traction in the House

A bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 and give the Department of Energy (DOE) the authority to site, build, and operate one or more interim…