Forbes: Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?
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New reactor designs are pretty advanced and ready to be rolled out. In January, NuScale Power out of Oregon announced their submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the first design certification application for any SMR in the United States. It is expected to be built in the early 2020s
Terrestrial Energy, another innovative small modular reactor company, has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intentions to license their Integral Molten Salt Reactor, or IMSR®. They have plans to submit its licensing application in 2019.
“We are moving forward with the design and regulatory actions needed to allow the company to bring the IMSR® to market in the 2020s,” said Terrestrial Energy Director and CEO Simon Irish.