AP1000 design application

5 May 2002

The NRC said that, if the application is eventually approved, utilities wishing to build and operate a new nuclear plant in the USA could choose to use the design and reference it in a licence application.

"Safety issues within the scope of the certified design are not subject to litigation with respect to that indivual licence application, although site-specific environmental impacts associated with building and operating the plant at a particular location could be." The NRC will now perform an acceptance review to determine whether the application contains sufficient information to be processed.

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