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The Exciting, Yet Uncertain Outlook for SMRs and Advanced Nuclear in 2023

As we enter 2023, the outlook for SMRs (small modular reactors) and advanced nuclear reactors is both exciting and uncertain. While these technologies hold great potential for providing clean, reliable energy, there are still many challenges that need to be overcome before they can be widely deployed.  Costs:  One of the main challenges facing SMRs …

Adaptive Learning & AI: The Next Generation of Nuclear Training

Humans use forms of artificial intelligence (AI) every day. Chances are, you have an AI-based personal assistant within arm’s reach right now. As technology has advanced, we have explored more ways to use AI such as making tasks easier, making decisions with swift data analysis, and predicting trends for both industry and personal use. An …

One Critical Aspect of the Nuclear Industry: Knowledge Sharing

After forty-plus years in the US Nuclear industry, I’ve come to realize that I’ve been lucky to work in an industry that has been shaped by a culture of knowledge sharing. Unlike many other industries that are protective of their business processes and information in order to be competitive in the markets they operate in, …

Winning Hearts and Minds for Nuclear Power – Net Zero by 2050

The Current Situation  The commercial nuclear power industry has one major problem – the lack of understanding by non-nuclear educated individuals. There is no doubt that the commercial nuclear power industry perception took a negative hit after the Fukushima disaster that occurred on March 11, 2011.  Most articles classify this event as a nuclear disaster, …