2022 USNIC AR Summit

2022 USNIC AR Summit

By: Nathan Jackson The 2022 USNIC AR Summit was a key event in gathering stakeholders, suppliers, regulators, and financial backers in the nuclear industry together. The energy and optimism during […]

Risk-Informed Physical Security

Risk-Informed Physical Security

In August 1995, the USNRC published a policy statement endorsing the use of PRA methods to reduce unnecessary conservatisms associated with current regulatory requirements.  The implementation of risk-informed guidance has […]

Why the Electrification of Commercial Vehicles is a Game Changer

Why the Electrification of Commercial Vehicles is a Game Changer

By: Forrest Lee As the electrification of America’s commercial fleets continues to accelerate, companies are recognizing the astounding business & economic opportunities accompanied by Electric Vehicles (EVs), from productivity gains […]

Use of PRA to Support Selection of Licensing Basis Events for Advanced Reactors

Use of PRA to Support Selection of Licensing Basis Events for Advanced Reactors

SECY-19-0117 (December 2, 2019) and Regulatory Guide 1.233 Revision 0 (June 2020) provide the regulatory guidance for a technology-inclusive, risk-informed, and performance-based methodology to inform the licensing basis and content […]

Nuclear Plant License Renewal – From Feasibility to Beyond NRC Approval

Nuclear Plant License Renewal – From Feasibility to Beyond NRC Approval

By: Matt Brunton, License Renewal Group License Renewal (LR) and Subsequent License Renewal (SLR) are important initiatives for all utilities aiming to extend the service life of their nuclear power […]

HALEU: A Key to Advanced Nuclear Designs

HALEU: A Key to Advanced Nuclear Designs

According to a USNIC working group meeting last month, there is a push to fund a High-Assay Low-Enrichment Uranium (HALEU) facility in 2030. Here, we explain some of the developments […]

The Role of Risk-Informed in Advanced Reactors

The Role of Risk-Informed in Advanced Reactors

By: Justin Wheat Many in the nuclear power industry generally understand what a PRA (probabilistic risk assessment) model is, but how can a PRA model be applied to conceptual advanced […]

Functional Containment in Nuclear Safety

Functional Containment in Nuclear Safety

Those familiar with light water reactor (LWR) power plant design will recall that the containment building is the third and final line of defense (behind the fuel cladding and the […]

Advanced Nuclear Outlook

Advanced Nuclear Outlook

It would be an understatement to say that 2021 was an exciting year for advanced reactors in the US. TerraPower-GE Hitachi and X-Energy’s flagship ARDP demonstration designs have found their […]

Advanced Reactor Stakeholder Public Meeting

Advanced Reactor Stakeholder Public Meeting

An early topic in the meeting was related to the status of the advanced reactor generic environmental impact statement and rulemaking. The proposed rule package is publicly available and is […]

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