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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Goes Shopping for Nuclear Reactors

April 13, 2015 by Dan Yurman

One of the things the head of state gets to do when on an international, multi-nation trip is draw up a list of things to buy and bring home. For India’s Narenda Modi, it is about finally settling on the terms of a long pending contract for six nuclear reactors in Jaitapur, and the uranium to fuel them, which top the list.[read more]

Obama Administration Quietly Seeks Extra Boost for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

March 26, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Last week, the president issued an executive order mandating a 40% cut in carbon dioxide emissions across government agencies. Buried in the list of qualifying clean energy technologies was a reference to small modular nuclear technologies that are smaller and less capital-intensive than light water reactors.[read more]

Would Standardized Nuclear Plant Designs Prevent Construction Overruns and Delays? Lessons From the 1970s

March 18, 2015 by Will Davis
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Nuclear Plants and Design Efficiency

 

Delays and cost overruns are running rampant in new nuclear plants under construction today in 2015. This is more or less the morass in which nuclear plant construction became mired in the 70's, when an innovative management approach was developed to ease the process: SNUPPS.[read more]

Transatomic Power: Anatomy of Next

November 9, 2014 by Rod Adams

New Nuclear Ideas

Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a start-up based on research conducted at MIT. Dewan is exploring a design that uses a molten salt fuel that enables materials currently classified as “nuclear waste” to provide the heat source for a steam power plant.[read more]

Russia Continues Sustained Fast Breeder Reactor Effort

July 1, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Russia Reactor Development

On June 26, 2014, the 60th anniversary of the start of the 5 MWe Obninsk reactor that was the first reactor in the world to routinely supply electricity to a commercial power grid, Russia started up the latest in a series of sodium-cooled fast reactors, the BN-800.[read more]