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National Lab Test Reactor Resumes Operations after 23-Year Hiatus
The Transient Reactor Test Facility at Idaho National Laboratory is back online after more than 2 decades of dormancy.
November 15, 2017
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Total Solar Eclipse: A Reminder of the Importance of Nuclear Energy
The total solar eclipse is a reminder of the importance of clean and reliable nuclear energy.
August 21, 2017
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Throwing Shade: 3 Things to Know About the Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipse mania is sweeping across America and for good reason. Here are a few things to keep in mind as the big day approaches.
August 17, 2017
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Nuclear Energy: Clean, Constant, and Cool
Many people don't realize the role that nuclear energy plays in our daily lives. Here's the lowdown on this clean, constant, and cool energy resource.
June 28, 2017
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Meeting Summary: Civil Nuclear Energy Research and Development Working Group
May 26, 2017

The Civil Nuclear Energy Research and Development Working Group (CNWG) held its annual meeting on May 16-18, 2017 at Idaho National Laboratory.

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Tomodachi Women in STEM Visit to DOE
March 31, 2017

On March 29, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) teamed up with the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) and...

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A Step Forward in Reestablishing the Radioisotope Power Systems Supply Chain
February 27, 2017

The Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has reached an important milestone...

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Studying the Feasibility of Deep Boreholes
December 19, 2016

The Department of Energy announced the selection of four companies to begin exploring the possibility of conducting a deep borehole field test.

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Changing the Game by Linking Nuclear and Renewable Energy Systems
December 8, 2016

Nuclear and renewable technologies are crucial parts of the United States’ energy system, providing clean, secure, abundant power. Nuclear energy...

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What “Stranger Things” Didn’t Get Quite-So-Right About the Energy Department
We separate fact from fiction in the new Netflix series "Stranger Things."
August 5, 2016
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Press Releases

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Annou...
Energy Department issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 27, 2017
DOE National Laboratory Resumes Operation of U.S. Transient Test Reactor
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) achieved an important step towards restoring U.S. nuclear energy transient testing capability.
November 15, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Met With Young Leaders in the Nuclear Community At the Millennial Nuclear Caucus
U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Energy Institute host a “Millennial Nuclear Caucus” as part of this year’s Nuclear Science Week.
October 19, 2017
Celebrating Innovation and Opportunity in Nuclear Science with Nuclear Science Week
Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.
October 16, 2017