Nuclear Street: In Bipartisan Moment, House Passes SMR Advancement Bill
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Modular reactor technology has already had a noteworthy month. In the second week of January, NuScale hand-delivered (it was on a disc) a nearly 12,000-page plans for its small modular reactor design to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for review, a first for the industry. This week, Terrestrial Energy announced it had informed regulatory agency of its plans to license a small modular reactor for commercial use in the United States. The company has said the application for NRC approval would be ready by October 2019. This week’s announcement centered on the company’s readiness to begin working directly with regulators to prepare that application.