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The Environment Agency regulates various aspects of the operation of nuclear power stations, primarily under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. Our process for the consideration of new nuclear power stations is split into 2 phases. The first phase addresses generic design matters and the second deals with applications for permits for specific sites.
This document sets out our process for the first phase, namely assessing the acceptability of a candidate nuclear power station design. It also specifies the information that needs to be included in a submission for assessment.