Out on the beach, surfers look beyond the breakers for the best waves to ride. The break in the wave is where the tide gives way to the shore, the waves ‘break’ and result in bubbly, unstable water. At your local power plant, breakers mark the boundaries of electric current.
While managing used nuclear fuel takes a lot of skill, explaining it doesn't have to. Here are the basics in just 60 seconds.
When it came to careers, Joe Donahue had two choices: professional hockey player or engineer. In need of a steady career, Donahue applied the same methodical approach he used in hockey to his other passion: engineering.
When Heather Baxter, senior scientist at Harris Nuclear Plant, isn’t on the job, she enjoys spending time with her family. It’s a close-knit family of five: Heather, her husband, their two teenage boys – and seven additional young people makes five.
In some ways, The Tribble Center in Seneca, S.C., is a typical warehouse: boxes packed for shipping, work tables full of men and women constructing electronic measurement instruments, surrounded by wires, screwdrivers and tape measures. Yet, the center, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, is much more.
From community college partnerships to refueling outages, the Nuclear Information Center covered a variety of topics related to Duke Energy's nuclear fleet in 2016. To ring in the new year, we counted down the top five most-read posts written this year.
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What can you do in a minute? Make a cup of tea. Wash your hands. Learn about nuclear fuel.
“Always prepared,” is the Boy Scout’s motto, but it’s the same for the nuclear energy industry as well, which is why it was no surprise nuclear plants weathered the historic Hurricane Matthew with little impact. The nuclear industry prides itself on...
Since Duke Energy's first nuclear reactor started commercial operation in Hartsville, South Carolina, in 1971, nuclear energy has provided clean, reliable electricity for the Carolinas.