ENPNewswire-August 6, 2019--Office of Nuclear Energy - DOE Announces Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to Examine Building a Versatile Test Reactor
in the U.S.
* Significant UK contract wins in the year: integration of new training technology across naval bases and air stations (MARTASS), Naval Design Partnership, commenced continuous production of submarine missile launch tube assemblies, DSG vehicle transformation additional scope, Dounreay Materials Test Reactor
dismantling, new ten year Rail contracts
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Department of Energys (DOEs) Versatile Fast Neutron Source, also referred to as the Versatile Test Reactor
(VTR), one of the foundational projects specified in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017.
IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) A nuclear test reactor
that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S.
29, 2018 photo shows the Transient Test Reactor
at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho.
Under its "Atoms for Peace" program, America supplied a test reactor
that came online in Tehran in 1967 under the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
While the base "never had nuclear weapons on the site," the scientists did have a nuclear "test reactor
Ban, "In-pile experiment of a new hafnium aluminide composite material to enable fast neutron testing in the advanced test reactor
(INL/CON-10-17879)," in Proceedings of the ICAPP '10, San Diego, Calif, USA, 2010.
The Dounreay Materials Test Reactor
(DMTR) in Caithness was the country's first operational reactor in 1958.
The country is now planning a more advanced fusion energy test reactor
, as well.
A group of scientists and engineers at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) is about to publish a conceptual design paper of a small fusion pilot plant, using high temperature superconducting magnets, that would produce 270 Megawatts of electricity in a tokamak with a major radius about half the size of ITER, the fusion engineering test reactor
currently under construction in France.
And the total bill for managing the low-level radioactive waste from the site - once the centre of Britain's fast breeder nuclear test reactor
programme - is expected to hit PS110million.