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Regulatory Update

NRC Staff Provides Planned Approach for Microreactor Licensing

October 6, 2020

The NRC staff issued SECY-20-0093, “Policy and Licensing Considerations Related to Micro-reactors.”

The purpose of this paper is to identify potential policy issues related to licensing micro-reactors, and to describe the NRC staff’s approach to facilitate licensing submittals for near-term and future deployment and operation of micro-reactors. It’s expected that the identified topics will be further addressed in upcoming public interactions with stakeholders.

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