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AP-1000 Wins Final Design Certification

From NRC:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to approve a final design certification rule for the AP1000 advanced reactor design, submitted by Westinghouse Electric Co. in March 2002. The certification, which will be contained in the NRC's amended regulations, will be the fourth issued under the agency's new reactor licensing process for standard design certification and will be valid for 15 years. The Commission's action is subject to the approval of the information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget.

"Several utilities have said they'’re interested in applying for licenses to build new reactors," said Jim Dyer, Director of the NRC'’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. "Once this design certification is published as a final rule, a utility can reference the AP1000 in a combined license application."”
Congratulations to the team at Westinghouse for a job well done. Thanks to reader Matthew Bohun for the pointer.

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