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Nuclear Fuel Working Group Outlines How U.S. Could Regain Global Leadership

The U.S. will attempt to regain its international standing as a world leader in nuclear energy through a three-pronged strategy that will essentially seek to strengthen the full domestic nuclear…


A New Frontier for Nuclear Fuels

Though much attention has been focused on the exciting realm of nuclear reactor technology innovation, major efforts to improve nuclear fuels—and boost power generation safety and economics—are underway. Part 1…


MOX Nuclear Fuel Loaded in Russian Reactor, More to Come
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Power plant engineers have loaded 18 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies in Unit 4 at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Distinct from traditional nuclear fuel with enriched…


Russia Completes First-Phase Testing of Nuclear Accident-Tolerant Fuel

Russia has completed the first phase of nuclear accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) reactor testing at a government research facility. The achievement paves the way for ATF testing at a Russian commercial…


Uranium Production Near Historic Lows as U.S. Reactors Look to Russia

Domestic uranium production is falling to levels not seen since the early 2000s, which are themselves equal to production during the dawn of the nuclear age in the 1950s. Prospects…