New Nuclear Reactor Approved by Administration 

It may begin operations as early as 2026. 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave approval to Kairos Power this week for the construction of a salt-cooled, high-temperature nuclear reactor. This regulatory approval is the first in over five decades. 

The Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Kaitlyn Huff, said, “This is a huge milestone for the nuclear energy sector. NRC’s approval of the first ever (construction permit application) granted to a Generation IV reactor charts a path forward for future design applications as we work toward deploying new reactor technologies. This accomplishment is a testament to the collaborative work among Kairos, the NRC, DOE, and all stakeholders involved in the project.” 

The company operates the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility. The founder and CEO said, “Kairos Power is thrilled to have achieved this major regulatory milestone as we make final preparations to start construction at the Hermes site next year.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Huff as she oversees the Office of Nuclear Energy.
  • For the president and secretary of energy as they pursue sources of energy and development alternates to fossil fuels.

Sources: NY Times, Daily Caller

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