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The US may soon get its first new source of nuclear fuel in 70 years

Eric Wesoff of Canary Media reports on Centrus’ efforts to develop nuclear fuel.

The C3 Take
  • Centrus has received the green light from the nuclear regulatory commission to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is needed to power most advanced reactors.
  • The U.S. is heavily reliant on Russia to meet its HALEU needs, which compromises energy security and innovation for the future.
  • Centrus’ success is a testament to the power of private-public partnerships in addressing energy and environmental challenges.

“For its part, TerraPower is developing a 345-megawatt sodium-cooled fast reactor coupled with a molten salt energy storage system. Founded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the company has raised $750 million to build an operating demonstration reactor in Wyoming. TerraPower announced in December that it would delay the planned deployment of its reactor due to a lack of HALEU availability, in part because it has pledged not to use Russian-sourced uranium.”

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