We are aware of the Edinburgh Energy and Environment Consultancy report on ‘The AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Design’ commissioned by Radiation Free Lakeland. Westinghouse is in the closure phase of the nuclear regulators’ Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process, which is due to complete in March 2017. This is the first detailed technical assessment phase in the regulation of new reactors proposed for construction on GB nuclear-licensed sites, and typically takes four to five years to complete. It is a robust, wide ranging and challenging process and part of one the most rigorous nuclear regulatory regimes anywhere in the world. However, completing this process does not mean that a reactor design can be constructed immediately. It is only one part of the process. To operate a nuclear plant, a nuclear site licence and a number of further permits and regulatory ‘permissions’ are required to enable the start of construction and to progress to operations.
ONR 24th Nov 2016 read more »
NFLA endorse report which outlines serious design concerns with the AP1000 reactor proposed for the Sellafield Moorside site.
NFLA 29th Nov 2016 read more »