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July 17, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Nuclear Energy Innovation Investments

Sixteen Awards to Advance Cross-cutting R&D, Train Next Generation of Industry Leaders

March 22, 2012
Obama Administration Announces $450 Million to Design and Commercialize U.S. Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

The White House announced new funding to advance the development of American-made small modular reactors (SMRs), an important element of the President’s energy strategy.

March 22, 2012
Obama Administration Announces $450 Million to Design and Commercialize U.S. Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Today, as President Obama went to Ohio State University to discuss the all-out, all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, the White House announced new funding to advance the development of American-made small modular reactors (SMRs).

March 21, 2012
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Commitment to American Made Energy

President Obama highlighted his Administration’s focus on a sustained, all-of-the-above approach to developing American energy.

March 2, 2012
Secretary Chu Announces Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfer to Fund Portsmouth Cleanup

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced a determination and market impact analysis authorizing uranium transfers to fund accelerated cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio, through the third quarter of calendar year 2013.

February 15, 2012
Chu Visits Site of America’s First New Nuclear Reactor in Three Decades

Just two days after the Department of Energy requested more than $770 million for nuclear energy in 2013, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu visited the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia.

February 15, 2012
Chu Visits Site of America’s First New Nuclear Reactor in Three Decades

Energy Secretary Announces New Nuclear Energy Research Grants and Next Steps on Used Fuel Recommendations

January 31, 2012
New Seismic Model Will Refine Hazard Analysis at U.S. Nuclear Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new seismic study today that will help U.S. nuclear facilities in the central and eastern United States reassess seismic hazards.

January 20, 2012
Energy Department Takes First Step to Spur U.S. Manufacturing of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Through the draft Funding Opportunity Announcement announced today, the Department will establish cost-shared agreements with private industry to support the design and licensing of SMRs.

January 20, 2012
Energy Department Takes First Step to Spur U.S. Manufacturing of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

New Funding Opportunity Announcement Will Support SMR Design and Licensing for Widespread Commercial Use