NuScale Power, LLC, announced today the launching of the Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN) —a broad, multi-western state collaboration — to study the demonstration and deployment of a multi-module NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plant at a site like the Idaho National Laboratory location that would be operational by 2024. NuScale, which grew out of Oregon State technology, announced the WIN initiative following the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting held in Park City, Utah, this past weekend.


–Source: NuScale press release


By Jason Evans

Emily and Jarvis Caffrey are partners in more ways than one. The husband and wife duo are also research colleagues at Oregon State University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics (NERHP) and recent ARCS scholars — Emily for her master’s thesis measuring radiation doses in marine organisms, and Jarvis for his work aboard one of the only research vessels allowed inside the containment area of the Fukushima crisis, where he took radiation measurements with equipment developed at NERHP.

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By Casey L. Mills

Elizabeth Houser, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State, was named a Rising Star in Nuclear Science & Engineering by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Elizabeth Houser
Elizabeth Houser, Ph.D. candidate in radiation health physics, collects snails near Chalk River National Laboratory in Ontario, Canada.

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