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Facing Urgency, DOE Moves to Demonstrate HALEU Fuel Production Capability for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

To propel interest and bolster development of advanced nuclear reactor designs, the Department of Energy (DOE) will demonstrate—by October 2020—the production of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in…


Paducah Laser Nuclear Enrichment Facility Gets Fuel but Not Formal Construction Decision

While GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) confirmed it hasn't made a formal decision to proceed with licensing or construction of a laser enrichment facility at Paducah, Ky., the Department of…


GAO Has Legal Concerns With Uranium Transfers Between DOE and USEC

On June 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced six recommended actions designed to improve transparency of Department of Energy (DOE) uranium transactions. The recommendations were developed following a…


USEC to Restructure, Seek Bankruptcy to Stimulate American Centrifuge Project

U.S. nuclear reactor enriched uranium fuel supplier USEC will voluntarily file for bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring plan to boost financial support for its much-watched gas centrifuge uranium…