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Argentina carries torch for SMR construction via ANS Nuclear Cafe

News came out this week that the first concrete had been poured at the construction site for the world’s first small modular reactor (SMR) project—and it wasn’t for a Generation mPower SMR at the former Clinch River site, or for a … Continue reading

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Westinghouse backs off small nuclear plants via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After millions of dollars and more than a decade spent developing a small modular nuclear reactor, Westinghouse Electric Co. is pulling back. Danny Roderick, president and CEO of the Cranberry-based nuclear firm, said Westinghouse recently “reprioritized” staff devoted to small … Continue reading

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Dr. Hansen, We Need You at Fukushima and Diablo Canyon via truthdig

The horrifying news from Fukushima worsens daily. It is an unparalleled global catastrophe that cries out for anyone and everyone with nuclear expertise to pitch in. Topping this list should be Dr. James Hansen. Hansen is a climate scientist and … Continue reading

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NuScale Power’s Small Modular Reactor Chosen as Preferred Technology by Western Initiative for Nuclear via Enhanced Online News

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuScale Power, LLC, announced today the launching of the Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN) —a broad, multi-western state collaboration — to study the demonstration and deployment of a multi-module NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plant at a site … Continue reading

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First “Small Modular” Nuclear Reactors Planned for Tennessee via National Geographic

Near the banks of the Clinch River in eastern Tennessee, a team of engineers will begin a dig this month that they hope will lead to a new energy future. They’ll be drilling core samples, documenting geologic, hydrologic, and seismic … Continue reading

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