Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station has a new dog. “Spot” can sit, lay down and roll over. Unlike your average Rover, Spot is also trained to perform inspections of hard-to-access areas at the three-unit nuclear plant near Seneca, S.C.
“The first time I thought my job was the coolest, I was doing a tour inside the reactor building,” says Christina McFall, nuclear radiation protection technician at Catawba Nuclear Station. “I thought, ‘No one ever gets to see this. It’s just so cool...
A career in nuclear energy is all in the family for Suzi Price and her daughter, Taylor. Suzi and Taylor both grew up in McBee, South Carolina, with Robinson Nuclear Plant almost literally in their backyard. Each attracted to the sciences, Suzi and...
To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Duke Energy nuclear employees will host virtual career panels for high school students that focus on a different nuclear power career profile each day throughout the week.
We asked three moms what it’s like as a working parent in the nuclear energy industry and how they can support each other. Here’s what they said.
TV shows and movies are not the best sources of accurate information, especially when it comes to nuclear energy. Here are nine myths about nuclear power and the facts.
Watching your favorite TV drama can be a great way to unwind. But, popular shows aren’t the best source of accurate information, especially when it comes to nuclear energy.
While nuclear energy is not nearly as simple as learning our ABCs, it’s not as mysterious as you might think. In honor of Nuclear Science Week, we’re breaking down some common nuclear energy concepts to help you learn more about it.
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.
Exit signs. Watch dials. Gun sights. Each of these items may emit glowing light – light that neither come from a battery nor requires electricity. This light source is emitted from tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen.