NuScale Power of Portland, Oregon, said Monday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the second and third phases of its review of NuScale’s design for a small modular nuclear reactor, and the NRC is on track to complete the design review by September 2020.
This could be important to Oak Ridge because small modular reactors are possible at the Clinch River Nuclear Site in west Oak Ridge, although there are additional approvals that would be required.
The completion of the second and third phases of the NuScale design review is six weeks ahead of schedule, the company said in a press release on Monday.
â€œCompleting phases 2 and 3 of the NRCâ€™s design review certification process is a critical milestone for our company and the advanced nuclear industry,â€ said NuScale Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Hopkins.[Read more…]