EDF energy and Chinese firm CGN have confirmed that the UKHPR1000 model planned for their Bradwell B site in Bradwell has passed Step Two of the Generic Design Assessment. A spokesman for EDF energy said: “This marks the start of the third step in a four step robust and independent process to seek approval for the design. “It follows a year of intensive work by teams in the UK, China and France, during which time the UK public has had the opportunity to comment on the design details shared during Step Two.” EDF and CGN submitted an application through their joint company General Nuclear System in 2016 for a UK version of the HPR1000 nuclear technology. A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have announced that they have completed an initial high level scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design.
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