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Missouri S&T’s nuclear engineering program gains department status
Missouri S&T’s pool-type nuclear reactor. Photo: Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T
Sixty years ago, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), then known as the University of Missouri at Rolla, was one of the first U.S. institutions to offer a nuclear engineering degree. Now, decades after it was offered as an option within metallurgical engineering, Missouri S&T’s nuclear program has attained new status as the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science Department, the university announced on October 20.
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The World List of Nuclear Power Plants, a reprint from the March 2020 issue of Nuclear News, provides and summarizes data on operating and planned nuclear plants worldwide as of December 31, 2019. Plants are listed alphabetically by country and by utility, with information on capacity, reactor type and model, dates of initial criticality and commercial operation, and reactor supplier. Color coding distinguishes plants that are planned or under construction from those already in operation. The 28-page reprint, available as a PDF download or in print, includes maps, tables, and graphs that put individual plant data in perspective.