2011 New Reactor Annual Review Available

For the NRC’s New Reactor Program, 2011 was a year of significant progress. By year’s end, we had completed reviews of the first combined license application, one design certification and two design certification amendments. We also started on the first design certification renewal review.

In addition, we began addressing substantial policy issues related to the licensing of advanced reactors, while markedly refining the processes for overseeing construction acitivities, such as those underway at Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant.

You can find comprehensive information on these developments and many others in the just-published second Office of New Reactors (NRO) annual review. The publication, “2011 New Reactor Program,” makes finding timely and accurate information on the agency’s new reactor activities easy and fast.

The review is written in plain language and covers NRO’s three main areas of focus: new reactor licensing, construction oversight and the Advanced Reactor Program. In addition, the publication features an “International Cooperation” section, as well as an “Overview” summary and “A Look Ahead” write-up. It concludes with “At a Glance,” an organizational summary of divisions within the office, their branches and responsibilities.

The 40-page review is available on the agency’s public web site at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/brochures/br0476/br0476.pdf .

Requests for print copies can be sent to: opa.resource@nrc.gov .

Bob Jasinski
Senior New Reactors Communications Specialist