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NuScale First To Submit SMR Nuclear Application to NRC

NuScale Power is a company with a mission – to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America. As of now, they are certainly on track.

Last week, NuScale announced their submission of the first design certification application for any SMR in the United States to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They did all the legwork and got all their ducks in a row before submitting, something that is critical for success with the NRC.

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Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

Nuclear power plants are typically hulking structures made using billions of dollars of concrete and steel. But one company thinks that by going smaller, they could actually make nuclear power more affordable.

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Why Cameco Corp. Is Bound to Recover

Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO)(NYSE:CCJ) has had more than its fair share of troubles over the past few years. The beleaguered uranium miner has struggled because of weak uranium prices. Several years ago, uranium sold for approximately US$70 per pound, whereas the price per pound of uranium currently sits near US$20.

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Pennsylvania needs nuclear power



A new report shows how important it is to the commonwealth’s economy

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development represent thousands of businesses that employ millions of Pennsylvanians in industries ranging from manufacturing and education to technology and health care.

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In South Africa, Nuclear Energy Is Becoming A Dirty Word

The nuclear reactors are still a plan on paper. But already the noxious debate over their future has made nuclear energy a dirty word in South Africa. To build or not to build – the stalemate over the proposed nuclear reactors to power the continent's most advanced economy shows no sign of being resolved.

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Australia lobbies infrastructure bank to invest in coal and nuclear power 

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank releases draft energy strategy prioritising renewable projects

The Australian government is lobbying for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to put more emphasis on coal and nuclear after concerns

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Illinois Sees The Light -- Retains Nuclear Power

Last Thursday, December 1st, the Illinois State Legislature passed a measure that will allow continued operation of two of the state’s six nuclear power plants.

In a nail-biter more reminiscent of overtime at the Super Bowl,

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France’s nuclear-energy champion is in turmoil

Electricité de France has had to shut down 18 of its 58 nuclear reactors

THESE are difficult times for Electricité de France (EDF), the country’s quasi-monopolistic electricity provider, serving 88% of homes. Outages at no fewer than 18 of the 58 EDF-owned nuclear reactors

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French nuclear power in 'worst situation ever', says former EDF director 

In the week Britain exports electricity to France for first time in four years, Gérard Magnin says renewable power will match Hinkley Point C on cost

The French nuclear industry is in its “worst situation ever” because of a spate of plant closures in France

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Switzerland votes against speedy exit from nuclear energy 

The plan promoted by the Green party would have meant closing three of Switzerland’s five nuclear plants next year.

BERLIN—Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country’s exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029.

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