On Friday, February 3, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published in the Federal Register draft “Guidance for Developing Principal Design Criteria for Non-Light Water Reactors.”
In late December the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an updated and seemingly final “NRC Vision and Strategy Statement” for non-light water (a.k.a. advanced) reactors (Final Vision Statement).
Japan recently renewed interest in constructing advanced nuclear reactors domestically.
The end of October has seen some activity at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that is of interest to non-light water (advanced) reactor startups. We provide a brief review on two notable events.
Industry comments were recently made public on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) draft “Vision and Strategy” statement (draft vision statement) for non-light water reactors, a.k.a. advanced reactors. This effort represents the NRC’s most significant attempt in recent years to pave the way forward for advanced reactors.