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Bill Gates shifts nuclear sights from China to U.S.

In his year-end letter, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says his to-do list for 2019 includes persuading U.S. leaders to regain America’s leading role in nuclear energy research and embrace advanced nuclear technologies such as the concept being advanced by his own … Continue reading

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Hanford sounds all-clear after steam sparks alarm

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state were told to take cover for several hours today when steam was seen escaping from a tunnel where radioactive waste is being stored. The take-cover order was lifted at about … Continue reading

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Northwest nuclear projects win fresh federal funds

Oregon-based NuScale Power is the big winner in today’s round of grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy for innovations in nuclear reactor technology. NuScale is receiving $7 million from the Energy Department and $7.1 million from other … Continue reading

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Project tests nuclear reactor that’s made for space

That’s one small step for nuclear reactors on the moon and Mars, and several giant leaps to go. Eventually, the technology pioneered by NASA’s Kilopower project could provide the electricity required to keep the lights on at off-Earth outposts, and … Continue reading

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Tri Alpha Energy fires up new plasma machine

Tri Alpha Energy, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it has achieved first plasma in its latest generator. The $100 million device at Tri Alpha’s lab in Foothill Ranch, Calif., had been known as C-2W, … Continue reading

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Tunnel collapse sparks emergency at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation says a 20-foot section of a tunnel system where it stores contaminated material and equipment collapsed today, sparking an emergency alert and restrictions on workers’ movements. No injuries were reported. A remotely operated TALON robot surveyed the scene … Continue reading

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Why war? Exhibit takes on a burning question

EVERETT, Wash. – The idea behind the Flying Heritage Collection’s groundbreaking new exhibit about the causes and effects of conflict, “Why War,” was born five years ago – and the man behind the idea is none other than Microsoft co-founder Paul … Continue reading

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