Nuclear News

  1. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would streamline the environmental reviews for future new nuclear reactors by presenting generic environmental impacts for those designs that fit within certain site and plant parameters.
  2. A USD148.5 million federal tax credit has been awarded to X-energy for the construction of the first-of-a-kind fuel facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The TX-1 fuel fabrication plant will be constructed by the company's TRISO-X subsidiary and is designed to produce up to 714,000 TRISO fuel pebbles per year.
  3. The industry must seize the opportunities arising from a global change in the perception of nuclear energy, a panel session agreed during a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024. However, wide-scale collaboration is needed to ensure the industry can meet the expected growth in demand for nuclear power technology.
  4. The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed a collaboration agreement on coated particle fuel, for use in high temperature gas-cooled reactors.
  5. Meeting pledges to triple nuclear capacity by 2050 will mean opportunities for all stages of the nuclear supply chain. These opportunities - and associated challenges - were widely discussed at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024 conference which took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.