Tag: Nuclear

U.S. Nuclear Industry Receives a Boost from Small Modular Reactors

The U.S. nuclear industry’s future just got a little brighter. Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) just green-lit Phase 6 of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for the first ever Small Modular Reactor (SMR) in the United States. Following on the heels of Xcel Energy’s similar project in Canada, the move signals a shift… Read more »

X-energy Submits SMR Design to Canadian Nuclear Commission

X-energy, a privately held American nuclear reactor and fuel design company, has submitted a Vendor Design Review (VDR) to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a cutting-edge new reactor facility. Colloquially referred to as the Small Modular Reactor (SMR), these “miniaturized” reactors are designed to leverage smaller, more agile units against their conventional counterparts,… Read more »

ITER and the Quest to Replicate the Sun

The ITER fusion project began its assembly phase this July, thirty-five years after its inception at the hands of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is a jointly funded and produced project by the United States, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, China, and the European Union—which is ironic, given the… Read more »

Browns Ferry Nuclear Earns Recognition for Carbon Innovation

In keeping with the global movement toward clean energy, Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Plant has been lauded for its three-year project that resulted in the plant being able to double its carbon-free energy output. The project allows TVA, which supplies energy to seven surrounding states across the Southeastern United States, to produce… Read more »