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3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy via Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jason K Ellis OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2020 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, … Continue reading

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Charles Varnadore, Whistle-Blower at Lab, Dies at 71 via The New York Times

After Charles D. Varnadore complained about safety at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, where he worked as a technician, his bosses moved him to an office containing radioactive waste. When an industrial hygienist recommended that either he or … Continue reading

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[audio] Too Hot To Handle: Weapons Grade Nuclear Waste In A Nevada Landfill? via Nevada Public Radio

For years, the federal government just didn’t know what to do with its stockpile of Uranium 233. The experimental fuel had been created as an alternative to naturally occuring uranium, but was abandoned by the government in the 1970s. Since … Continue reading

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