Areva asks NRC to suspend nuclear reactor design review

 Areva asks NRC to suspend nuclear reactor design review

Areva Inc. has asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to suspend its design certification review of Areva’s European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).
Areva’s request was made on Feb. 25, days before the France-based parent company announced losses of more than $5 billion for 2014, according to World Nuclear News. The company requested the NRC to suspend work on all submittals in active review and to not post any new charges to the EPR design certification docket after March 27.
The announcement also puts on hold plans for the Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear unit in Maryland, which was going to use the EPR reactor design. Unistar Nuclear Energy also asked the NRC to suspend review of its combined operating license application just days after Areva’s request.
The U.S. EPR is based on the EPR reactor currently under construction in France and Finland and planned for construction at Hinkley Point C in the UK, the article said.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...