Electricity produced by nuclear reactor technologies has reliably and economically contributed almost 20% of electrical generation in the United States over the past two decades. It remains the single largest contributor (more than 70%) of non-greenhouse-gas-emitting electric power generation in the United States.

Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Fast Reactors

Fast reactors use fast-moving neutrons to operate at higher temperatures and lower pressures. They can be cooled by molten salt, liquid metal, or helium gas. Learn more >

High-temperature reactors

High-temperature reactors are a type of graphite-moderated thermal reactor employing TRISO fuels, differentiating them from other advanced reactor concepts. Learn more >

Molten salt reactors

Molten salt reactors operate in a low-pressure environment, as well as at higher temperatures and for longer durations than other reactor types. Learn more >

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