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NRC to develop SMR-specific emergency regulations

Regulation and Safety

10 August 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to develop new emergency preparedness regulations for small modular reactors (SMRs) and other new technologies such as non-light-water reactors (LWRs) and medical isotope production facilities.

NuScale SMR licensing schedule outlined

New Nuclear

02 July 2015

The would-be builders and owners of the first NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) have confirmed they plan to submit a design certification application to US regulators by the end of 2016 and an application for a combined construction and operation licence (COL) in late 2017 or early 2018.

IAEA safety review for Chinese small reactor

New Nuclear

21 April 2015

CNNC-IAEA ACP100 - 48 (CNNC)China's ACP100 multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) design is to undergo a safety review following the recent signing of an agreement between China National Nuclear Corporation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Mitsubishi partners Holtec on SMR systems

New Nuclear

07 August 2015

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc (MEPPI) is to develop the instrumentation and control systems for Holtec International's SMR-160 reactor under a long-term partnership agreement between the two companies.

Virginia can lead nuclear renaissance, report says

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2015

The state of Virginia has the potential to be a nuclear energy leader in the USA, according to a position paper published by the state-based Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy.

Porvair's role in China’s small modular reactor development

New Nuclear

13 April 2015

HTGR filter 48Porvair Filtration Group has announced its role in the High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor currently being developed at Tsinghua University in China. The British company said the technology has the potential to create affordable and reliable energy in some of the world's poorest and most remote countries.