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Michigan nuclear plant gets a financial boost for revival

Michigan nuclear plant gets a financial boost for revival

A significant federal loan guarantee has been provided to restart a nuclear power plant in Michigan, signaling a shift in the U.S. energy strategy.

Ivan Penn reports for The New York Times.

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Is this the year for bipartisan action on advanced nuclear?

House and Senate negotiators are trying to come up with a compromise package to ease regulations on advanced reactors. Pitfalls abound.
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NRC nominee's demise stokes fears about nuclear oversight

Jeff Baran's failed nomination is leaving some advocates nervous about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's future.
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First uranium mines to dig in the US in eight years begin operations near Grand Canyon

The push for more nuclear energy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spiked uranium prices, leading mines for the element to begin operating again in the U.S. despite long-term environmental and health impacts.
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U.S. bets on small nuclear reactors to help fix a huge climate problem

The dream of reviving nuclear power in the U.S. rests on a new generation of smaller reactors meant to be easier to build. But major obstacles loom.
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Is advanced nuclear in trouble? What’s next after NuScale cancellation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says projects are still moving forward, but concerns are rising about a ripple effect.
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Environmental groups cut programs as funding shifts to climate change

The Natural Resources Defense Council is eliminating its longstanding program promoting nuclear safety and cleanup as donors focus on the climate crisis.