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Sustainable Nuclear Power Initiative

Green Nuclear Power

The Sustainable Nuclear Power Initiative aims to develop the scientific understanding, strategies and key technologies associated with accelerated nuclear fuel qualification, transuranic recycling and proliferation-resistant technologies that will enable the development and implementation of sustainable, proliferation-resistant nuclear power generation in the United States and worldwide. Expected impacts include:

  • Development of new methods for fuel qualification and recycling of transuranics coupled with safeguards and verification approaches and technologies that greatly increase proliferation resistance
  • Establishment of PNNL as a leader in emerging nuclear science and power programs with DOE-NE, DOE-SC and NNSA
  • Strengthening of PNNL's radiological science and technology capabilities and ensuring that they remain relevant to global changes.

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