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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Granholm visits Clinch River Site to show support for SMRs
Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Clinch River Nuclear Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on December 5 to highlight the Biden administration’s support for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s advanced nuclear technology program.
Granholm indicated that the administration is willing to provide funding for the nation’s first commercial small modular reactor at the site. “Excited to see a shovel in the ground, hopefully in a few more years,” she said. “TVA is leading on small modular reactors with this site. Everybody’s looking to TVA to make sure that this can actually happen.”
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Exelon Generation is America’s leading provider of zero-carbon nuclear energy. We generate power that’s reliable, every minute of the day. Exelon has a balanced portfolio of natural gas, hydro, wind, and solar. Customers count on us daily for reliable, efficient, often innovative energy production. Exelon has one of the nation’s largest, cleanest, lowest-cost power generation fleets.
Exelon Generation has two primary business units: Exelon Nuclear and Exelon Power. Exelon Nuclear operates America’s largest fleet of nuclear power plants. We’ve had a very strong record of performance for 19 consecutive years, with a 2019 capacity factor of 95.7 percent. The Exelon nuclear fleet is a powerhouse, producing approximately 158 million megawatt-hours of electricity every year.
Exelon Power is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining the company’s fleet of natural gas, hydroelectric, wind, solar, landfill gas and oil assets. Exelon Power provides nearly 12,000 megawatts of safe, efficient, environmentally responsible base load, intermediate and peak power generation.