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Energy - SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

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NuScale to make first-ever small modular reactor, will aid sector

by Andrea Zander

NuScale Power announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed Phase 6 review — the last and final phase — of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for the company’s groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR), with the issuance of the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER). The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design. With this final phase of NuScale’s DCA now complete, customers can proceed with plans to develop NuScale power plants with the understanding that the NRC has approved the safety aspects of the NuScale design.

“This is a significant milestone not only for NuScale, but also for the entire U.S. nuclear sector and the other advanced nuclear technologies that will follow,” sa

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