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ORNL’s PlanetSense: Stepping in when Disaster Strikes

As Hurricane Dorian raged through the Bahamas, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked around the clock to aid recovery efforts for one of the Caribbean’s worst storms ever.

Changing the Landscape One Demo at a Time

More than ever before, the landscape of Pantex and Y-12 is changing. In FY 2020 alone, 46 infrastructure projects were completed, and an impressive 21 facilities (11 at Pantex and 10 at Y-12) were demolished. It is truly a team effort between organizations including Projects, Procurement, Engineering, Construction Management, and the contractor who work hand in hand to overcome issues and get these buildings down. New behind the scenes challenges for FY 2021 demolitions are already being reviewed for another 21 planned demolitions next year and more than 25 in FY 2023.

Scientists Use High-Performance Computing to Understand Cancer Growth

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America's fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.

EPRI Names Rita Baranwal as New VP of Nuclear, Chief Nuclear Officer

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) today announced Dr. Rita Baranwal as its new Vice President of Nuclear Energy and Chief Nuclear Officer. Baranwal most recently served as the U.S. Energy Department's Assistant Secretary for its Office of Nuclear Energy, where she managed DOE's portfolio of nuclear research for existing and advanced reactors and new designs.

Fluor Awarded Reimbursable Services Contract for North America’s First SMR Nuclear Reactor Project by UAMPS

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) awarded the company a cost-reimbursable development agreement to provide estimating, development, design and engineering services for its Carbon-Free Power Project. Fluor will book the initial undisclosed value in the first quarter of 2021 and as it accrues.