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NRC Grants Key Approvals for S. Korea’s APR1400 Nuclear Reactor, Despite Widespread Construction Delays

*APR1400** Public Enquiry 6th Oct 2018
Power Mag 6th Oct 2018  Sonal Patel   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5mnD6HrzA&feature=youtu.be

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued key safety and design
approvals for the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400), a South Korean
third-generation nuclear reactor design. The U.S. regulatory body on
September 28 issued a final safety evaluation report and a standard design
approval (SDA) for the APR1400, which is designed by South Korean
state-owned companies Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and Korea Hydro
and Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP).

The companies submitted a design
certification application for the APR1400 in December 2014.

Despite issuance of the safety evaluation report and SDA, the NRC has yet to
complete its certification process, however. The first of four APR1400
reactors under construction at the Barakah plant in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) was completed this March, but commercial start-up has been
delayed to between the end of 2019 and early 2020, Nawah Energy Company,
the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, said in May 2018. The
delays are pegged to training issues. “The resulting projection for the
start-up of Unit 1 operations reflects the time required for the plants
nuclear operators to complete operational readiness activities and to
obtain necessary regulatory approvals,”
https://www.powermag.com/nrc-grants-key-approvals-for-s-koreas-apr1400-nuclear-reactor-despite-widespread-construction-delays/

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October 8, 2018 - Posted by | general

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