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Congress provided funding to develop fuels that can tolerate loss of active cooling in the reactor core for much longer while maintaining or improving fuel performance during normal operations.
Exceeding limits on production and storage of heavy water, a substance needed to operate plutonium-producing heavy-water nuclear reactors.
In recent years, more than a dozen nuclear power plants either have announced plans to close or entered the decades-long process of decommissioning their nuclear reactors, according to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Elsewhere, France’s ecology minister Nicolas Hulot said that the country’s dominant generator EDF may have to close 17 of its 58 nuclear reactors by 2025 to meet the target of cutting the share of nuclear in the fuel mix to below 50%.
Nordic power trading has been dropping since 2008, with the exception of 2016, when a prolonged shutdown of French nuclear reactors boosted prices and trading across Europe.
During the 1970s and ’80s, televisions routinely broadcast footage of protests against the construction of new reactors.
Other nuclear scientists are waiting to see how South Korea’s new energy policy, due by the end of the year, might affect research, including work on fusion reactors.
To perform the experiment, scientists need a supply of tritium—a highly radioactive isotope of hydrogen produced in certain nuclear reactors that's tightly regulated because of its potential health hazards and weapons applications.
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physics : a large device that produces nuclear energy
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: a device using atomic energy to produce heat
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