Nuclear Reactors 929 - Research Progressing On Development Of Small Nuclear Reactors For Commercial Vessels - Part 1 of 2 Parts


U.S. Nautilus – first nuclear-powered vessel

Part 1 of 2 Parts
     Research into small-scale nuclear energy conversion has made advances in reactor safety with the development of sodium-cooled reactors and molten salt nuclear technology. While the technology itself is feasible, a remaining problem is the need to negotiate to gain permission to pass through several channels and ports internationally.

Nuclear Weapons 754 - Transporting Nuclear Bombs And Materials In The United States

     Nuclear material couriers (NMCs) transport nuclear bombs and other dangerous materials around the U.S. The fleet that transports these materials is operated by the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) which is part of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency in the U.S. Department of Energy. The DoE recruits nuclear couriers year-round.