Plant licensing rss

NRC receives first SMR site application

New Nuclear

16 May 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority has submitted an Early Site Permit application for small modular reactor units at Clinch River, Tennessee, to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Regulatory milestone for US central storage facility

Waste and Recycling

29 April 2016

WCS_application_submission_(Areva)-48An application for a licence to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Operating licence application submitted for Finnish EPR

New Nuclear

14 April 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - April 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted its operating licence application for unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The first-of-a-kind EPR plant is scheduled to start up in late 2018.

NRC calls for re-evaluation of Indian Point data

Regulation and Safety

05 May 2016

Indian_Point_(NRC/Entergy)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has instructed its staff to re-evaluate aspects of a severe accident mitigation analysis under an application to renew the operating licence of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant, reversing an earlier ruling.

Suspended Bell Bend project clears environmental review

New Nuclear

27 April 2016

Environmental impacts would not prevent the issuance of a licence to build and operate the proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded. However, other reviews in the licensing process for the project have been suspended.

Group calls for revamp of reactor licensing process

Regulation and Safety

13 April 2016

The US Nuclear Innovation Alliance has issued a series of recommendations for updating the regulatory process to address an "urgent" need for an advanced reactor licensing process.