NRC advisory panel to hear presentation on NuScale small reactors

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) advisory will be briefed on the small modular reactor (SMR) design by NuScale Power.

The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Future Plant Designs will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Rockville, Md. The subcommittee will discuss the NuScale design-specific review standard.

The subcommittee will hear presentations by NRC staff and other officials. The meeting, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon ET, is open to the public. It will be held at NRC headquarters in Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Anyone seeking to provide oral statements or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Maitri Banerjee (Telephone 301–415–6973 or Email: Maitri.Banerjee@nrc.gov) prior to the meeting.

NuScale has developed a 50-MW self-contained module that operates independently of the other modules in a multi-module configuration. All modules are managed from a single control room.

NuScale Power expects to submit by the end of 2016 a design certification application for its NuScale SMR, while Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems has indicated it will apply for a combined construction and operating license for the NuScale project by late 2017 or early 2018.

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