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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).

NuScale upper module mock-up completed

New Nuclear

31 March 2015

NuScale upper module mock-up - 48NuScale Power has completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale upper module mock-up of its NuScale small modular reactor.

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.

Clean energy for US federal agencies

Energy and Environment

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.