Small Modular Reactors rss

US consortium calls for public-private SMR support

New Nuclear

20 February 2017

A consortium of small modular reactor developers and customers has issued a policy statement setting out the benefits of public-private partnerships to facilitate the commercialisation and export of US-designed SMRs.

UK parliamentarians launch nuclear R&D inquiry

Nuclear Policies

26 January 2017

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is inviting contributions to its new inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. In 2011 the Committee investigated whether the UK's research and development capabilities were sufficient to meet the country's nuclear energy needs in the future, ensuring a safe and secure supply of nuclear energy up to 2050.

Review begins for first US SMR site

New Nuclear

16 January 2017

Clinch_River_aerial_(TVA)-48The Tennessee Valley Authority has welcomed the acceptance for regulatory review of its early site permit application for the Clinch River site in Tennessee as a milestone towards the potential use of small modular reactors in its operating fleet.

LeadCold seals funding agreement with Essel

New Nuclear

26 January 2017

SEALER SMR - 48LeadCold, the lead-cooled small nuclear reactor technology company, has said licensing and construction of a demonstration SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Fast Reactor) in Canada has moved a step closer thanks to $200 million in funding from Essel Group Middle East.

Nuclear's role in UK's low-carbon, industrial strategies

Nuclear Policies

25 January 2017

The UK government has highlighted the role of nuclear power among its responses to a report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee. The parliamentary committee published its Third Report of Session 2016–17, The energy revolution and future challenges for UK energy and climate change policy, last October.

NuScale makes history with SMR design application

New Nuclear

13 January 2017

NuScale_SMR_certification_application_(NRC)-48NuScale Power has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the company's small modular reactor commercial power plant design. This is the first-ever SMR design certification application to be submitted to the NRC.