R&D Quick Hits

Facts, Figures, and Findings from EPRI Research, Reports, and Other Sources

The supplier of half of Hungary’s power consumption has joined EPRI’s nuclear research program. In 2013, Paks Nuclear Power Plant’s four units produced 51% of the country’s electricity, according to the Nuclear Energy Agency. Leaders and staff at the 2,000-megawatt facility now will have access to a global R&D collaboration and key EPRI guidance to support safe, reliable operations. Paks’ collaboration with EPRI will provide nuclear plant operators around the world with new opportunities to draw on plant technical knowledge spanning more than three decades of operation. The Russian-designed VVER 440 nuclear reactors at Paks are also deployed in other ...
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Monitoring Study Looks at Natural Gas Exploration and Pipelines
As interest in natural gas grows, it is important to understand the environmental impacts of increased development. EPRI, in collaboration with Drexel University and Aerodyne Research, completed an air quality monitoring study in a critically under-sampled region of intense natural gas development in Pennsylvania. The measurements, which include ambient pollutant concentrations near development sites and regional background levels, provide an important benchmark for future research on natural gas development emissions in the region. Prior to this, little was known about natural gas development emissions of criteria pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, ...
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