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Aurora clean energy plant turns nuclear waste into electricity

Aurora clean energy plant turns nuclear waste into electricity A California-based startup Oklo has recently announced the launch of the Aurora, an advanced fission clean energy plant that can turn nuclear waste into energy to power communities with affordable, reliable, clean power. The advanced fission power plant, also called a fission battery, produces about 1.5 … Continue reading Aurora clean energy plant turns nuclear waste into electricity

One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to #Idaho

One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to Idaho The demonstration represents a new-generation of micro-reactors. An experimental nuclear reactor in Idaho could be the first of its kind in the United States: a commercial reactor providing power using fuel that reduces nuclear waste. The small power plant could power about 1,000 homes … Continue reading One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to #Idaho

Rolls-Royce Reignites The Race To Build Mini- Nuclear Power Plants

Rolls-Royce Reignites The Race To Build Mini-Nuclear Power Plants Global manufacturer Rolls-Royce is the latest entrant in the tech race to provide small-scale nuclear power. Last month, the company announced plans to build 10-15 small modular reactors (SMRs) in the United Kingdom by 2029, with each unit compact enough to sit on the back of … Continue reading Rolls-Royce Reignites The Race To Build Mini- Nuclear Power Plants

The U.S. May Soon Have the World’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

The U.S. May Soon Have the World’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plants Neighbors and scientists are worried, but operators argue there’s no better way to provide carbon-free energy. Bonnie Rippingille looked out at the wisps of steam curling from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant across Biscayne Bay with a sense of dread. In December federal … Continue reading The U.S. May Soon Have the World’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

#GE #Hitachi enters federal licensing process for new small modular nuclear reactor design

GE Hitachi enters federal licensing process for new small modular nuclear reactor design At the end of 2019, GE Hitachi submitted its first licensing topical report to the NRC, kicking off a regulatory review that the company says in a statement could be a “foundation” for a preliminary safety analysis report that a utility interested … Continue reading #GE #Hitachi enters federal licensing process for new small modular nuclear reactor design

#Browns_Ferry begins refueling, maintenance outage

Browns Ferry begins refueling, maintenance outage The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 3 started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage Feb. 22 after generating nearly 19 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free electricity and more than 658 days of operation. “Outages are always important because it’s our best opportunity to do the necessary … Continue reading #Browns_Ferry begins refueling, maintenance outage

Get Small Nuclear Reactors Off the Starting Blocks—Now!

Get Small Nuclear Reactors Off the Starting Blocks—Now! Dec. 23—Mass production of modular nuclear reactors to industrialize developing countries, until fusion power comes online! That was the title I used when I last wrote about the ongoing efforts to make small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs)—in the EIR issue of November 16, 2018. SMRs will be … Continue reading Get Small Nuclear Reactors Off the Starting Blocks—Now!

One Year After #Oyster_Creek Shutdown, 3.1M Tons of New Carbon Emissions

One Year After Oyster Creek Shutdown, 3.1M Tons of New Carbon Emissions Spike in region’s carbon pollution exacerbated the challenge of addressing climate change; to achieve our climate goals, we must preserve existing nuclear plants Since the Oyster Creek nuclear plant closed its doors in September 2018, grid operators turned to power plants that burn … Continue reading One Year After #Oyster_Creek Shutdown, 3.1M Tons of New Carbon Emissions

Team Trump‘s plan to save coal and nuclear plants is likely to fall short

Team Trump‘s plan to save coal and nuclear plants is likely to fall short The Trump administration has a plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, but analysts are skeptical it will do enough to prevent more of the facilities from closing down. Energy Secretary has coal-fired plants and nuclear power stations to … Continue reading Team Trump‘s plan to save coal and nuclear plants is likely to fall short