Oak Ridge

US approves a non-water-cooled nuclear reactor

BY: - December 14, 2023

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a construction permit for a new nuclear test reactor to be built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Kairos Power, the California company developing the Hermes demonstration reactor, says it’s the first non-water-cooled reactor to be approved for construction in the U.S. in over 50 years. Construction of the 35-megawatt […]