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NE Press Releases

July 8, 2010
Department of Energy Announces more than $18 Million to Strengthen Nuclear Education at U.S. Universities and Colleges

Awards $5 million for 117 scholarships and fellowships, and $13.2 million for infrastructure upgrades for university nuclear programs.

June 21, 2010
Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Steering Group Members Approve Transformation to the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation

The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Steering Group met in Accra, Ghana on June 16-17, 2010, and approved unanimously several transformative changes to reflect global developments that have occurred since the Partnership was established in 2007.

June 2, 2010
International Working Group Meeting Focuses on Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development and Needs

The multi-nation Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) held its sixth meeting on May 26-27, 2010, in Vienna, Austria.

May 28, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Announces Team led by Oak Ridge National Lab Selected to Receive up to $122 Million for Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received an award of up to $122 million over five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub.

May 20, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces $38 Million for 42 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the selection of 42 university-led research and development projects for awards totaling $38 million.

April 9, 2010
Ukraine Loads U.S. Nuclear Fuel into Power Plant as Part of DOE-Ukraine Nuclear Fuel Qualification Program

fficials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy today (April 8, 2010) participated in a ceremony in Ukraine to mark the insertion of Westinghouse-produced nuclear fuel into a nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

April 6, 2010
International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.

March 24, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Funding Opportunity Announcements to Enhance Nuclear Energy Education

The Department will provide approximately $14.5 million to upgrade university level research reactors and purchase general scientific equipment and instrumentation.

March 23, 2010
DOE Announces Cooperative Agreement with USEC for American Centrifuge Demonstration Project

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that it finalized a cost-shared $90 million cooperative agreement with USEC Inc. to provide support for the continued development and demonstration of the American Centrifuge technology.

March 17, 2010
U.S. and India hold the Third Meeting of the Indo-United States Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group

India hosted the third meeting of the Indo-United States Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group in Mumbai, on Feb. 3-4, 2010.