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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.

March 17, 2010
INL User Facility welcomes three new experiments

The number of universities conducting nuclear energy experiments in Idaho National Laboratory's one-of-a-kind research reactor has now reached an even dozen.

March 12, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear-Related Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

The Department of Energy today issued two Request for Applications (RFA) for scholarships and fellowships as part of its efforts to recruit and train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.

March 9, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $40 Million to Develop the Next Generation Nuclear Plant

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced selections for the award of approximately $40 million in total to two teams led by Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Co. and San Diego-based General Atomics for conceptual design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).