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energyWhat is Called Nuclear Waste is Mostly Unused Fuel for Molten Salt and Fast Reactors

Nextbigfuture has had many articles that try to educate people that what we call nuclear waste is unused fuel for different nuclear reactors. The waste is fuel that is mostly even numbered isotopes. Unused fuel (aka nuclear waste) can be …

chinaChina Adapted US and European Nuclear Reactor Technology at Four Times Lower Cost

China will start operating two new large Hualong nuclear reactors this year and another two next year Each Hualong nuclear reactor will generate one gigawatt of nuclear power. They were made by adapting third generation US and European nuclear reactor …

canadaCanada begins SMR strategy roadmap

Canada has launched a process to prepare a roadmap to explore the potential of on- and off-grid applications for small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The roadmap will help position Canada to become a global leader in the emerging SMR market, …

canadaCanada reviewing ten small nuclear reactor designs including eVinci solid state microreactor

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will have pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDRs) the NuScale 50 MWe SMR and Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor. The CNSC is now involved with ten pre-licensing VDRs, all for small reactors with capacities in the range …

air forceNuclear powered drones are technically feasible and could fly for years

From 2008-2011, Sandia National Labs and Northrop Grumman designed nuclear drones that would be able to fly for many months. China has put $3.3 billion into making new highly compact nuclear reactors which would also use for nuclear powered drones. …

chinaChina nuclear energy and coal company partner to make traveling wave nuclear reactor

The China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group, China’s biggest coal producer, to promote the development of advanced “traveling wave” reactor technology, the state nuclear giant said. At a ceremony on Tuesday, the two …

energyTurning 1 million tons of used nuclear fuel by 2050 into energy

The amount of used nuclear fuel will continue to increase, reaching around 1 million tonnes by 2050. The uranium and plutonium that could be extracted from that used fuel would be sufficient to provide fuel for at least 140 light …

chinaUS ceased construction on two AP1000 nuclear reactors because of delays and costs

1. Scana Corporation subsidiary South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCG&E) yesterday announced its decision to cease construction of two AP1000 reactors at VC Summer. The announcement followed co-owner Santee Cooper’s decision to suspend construction because of projected completion delays and …