Assessment of candidate nuclear power plant designs
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- New nuclear power: assessing power station designs, Radioactive and nuclear substances and waste, and Nuclear regulation
- First published:
- 8 March 2013
Process for assessing the acceptability of a candidate nuclear power station design.
Ref: LIT 7998 PDF, 869KB, 33 pages
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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.
Published: 8 March 2013