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UK regulators give design acceptance to the AP1000 nuclear power station design

SNIP “….In seeking protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy act, Westinghouse could still finish building those plants. Westinghouse said it has arranged $800 million in financing so that it can continue to serve customers while restructuring its business…..” Source March 29 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/westinghouse-files-for-bankruptcy-in-a-blow-to-nuclear-power-industry/2017/03/29/4a64b6f2-1338-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.23077a83b016

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Press release from the UK Environment Agency 1 April (not an April fools joke unfortunately)

As regulators of the nuclear industry we are working with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to ensure that any new nuclear power stations built in the UK meet high standards of safety, security, environmental protection and waste management.

Yesterday we announced that the AP1000® nuclear reactor, designed by Westinghouse, is suitable for construction in the UK following completion of an in-depth assessment of the nuclear power station design.

We are satisfied that the reactor meets expectations on safety, security and environmental protection at this stage of the regulatory process.

Our documents have been published on GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gda-decisions-and-soda-ap1000-nuclear-power-station-design-by-westinghouse-electric-company

Press release

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regulators-give-design-acceptance-to-the-ap1000-power-station-design

Further information about our decision, interim SoDA and consultation can be found on GOV.UK

Information about the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s decision and documents are on the ONR website

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April 2, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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