Crucial NRC Safety Backing for New Vogtle Reactors Clears Way for COL Hearing

1,100-MW AP1000 reactor, Westinghouse’s third-generation reactor design

Two new AP1000 reactors proposed for the expansion of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday received a Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In a major milestone for the project—the first two reactors that will be built in the U.S. in 25 years—the federal regulatory agency concluded there are […]

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energys ESBWR Receives NRC Final Design Approval

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced its next-generation reactor model, the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR), has received a positive final safety evaluation report (FSER) and final design approval (FDA) from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The FDA constitutes a finding by the NRC staff that the ESBWR design is safe and all […]

NRC Publishes Savannah River MOX Facility Safety Evaluation Report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week said it had published its final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Mixed-Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at Savannah River. Though it does not represent a decision to issue a license applied for by Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC to possess and use radioactive material at the Mixed-Oxide […]