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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded a set of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts to provide US-wide Deactivation, Decommissioning and Removal (DD&R) services “to help address excess facilities”.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
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The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has awarded multiple contracts to provide nationwide deactivation, decommissioning and removal (DD&R) services at "excess" facilities across the EM complex.

Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2020
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The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have completed of a multi-year campaign to move used highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Canada to the USA.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
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US president Donald Trump has requested a budget of $35.4bn for the Department of Energy (DOE) in fiscal year 2021, including “a record” $1.36bn for the Office of Nuclear Energy (ONE) with a focus on developing advanced reactors and creating a new reserve for domestically produced uranium.

The ONE said in a statement that its R&D funding request for 2021 is $1.18bn, a figure 43% higher than the $824m sought in 2020. The statement said this is the largest budget figure ever asked by the ONE and is a sign the office recognises the need to bring new reactors to market.

The R&D request includes nearly $400m to support the development of new reactors and fuels and $295m for forwarding the construction of DOE’s proposed Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), the ONE said.

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed an environmental assessment, issued on 17 January, which determines that there will be no significant impact on the environment from using DOE-owned high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel.

Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019
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US nuclear reactor startup Transatomic Power announced on 25 September that it is shutting down operations, after deciding that it can see no viable path to bringing its molten salt reactor designs to scale. However, it still wants its technology to play a role in the future of advanced nuclear reactors. Transatomic’s CEO and co-founder Leslie Dewan, noted: “We haven’t been able to scale up the company rapidly enough to build our reactor in a reasonable timeframe. It is therefore with a heavy heart that I must announce that Transatomic is suspending operations.” He added that the company will be “open-sourcing our intellectual property, making it available for any researchers — private, public or nonprofit — who want to continue the work we’ve started.”

Date: Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC Nuclear) on 12 March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and licensing of an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) based on Generation IV sodium-cooled fast reactor technology.

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Transatomic Power Corporation has released technical information on the design of its molten salt reactor (MSR), which it says offers multiple advantages over existing generation technologies.

Date: Friday, 08 July 2016
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The first shipment of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid used nuclear fuel from the IIN-3M research reactor in Tashkent for reprocessing in Russia has been completed.

Date: Monday, 28 September 2015
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to explore the potential of deploying a prototype of GEH’s Generation IV PRISM reactor

GE-Hitachi PRISM sodium-cooled fast reactor

Date: Friday, 29 October 2010
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