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Department of Energy picks two advanced nuclear reactors for demonstration projects

Department of Energy picks two advanced nuclear reactors for demonstration projects

TerraPower’s Natrium reactor would use molten sodium to cool its core (blue). Molten salt circulating from (red) and to (orange) the reactor would ferry heat away. Hoping to revive the moribund U.S. nuclear power industry, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week it will help build two radically new nuclear reactors within 7 years. Funded by DOE’s new Advanced Reactor Demonstration...

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Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Ashley Finan DOE Department of Energy TerraPower U.S.