GDA decisions and SoDA: AP1000® nuclear power station design by Westinghouse Electric Company
- Environment Agency, Office for Nuclear Regulation, and Natural Resources Wales
- Part of:
- New nuclear power: assessing power station designs, Low carbon technologies, and Radioactive and nuclear substances and waste
- 30 March 2017
- Last updated:
- 4 April 2017, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England, Northern Ireland, and Wales
Environment Agency's and Natural Resources Wales' decision and full Statement of Design Acceptability (SoDA).
Generic design assessment of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC's AP1000® nuclear power station design: supplement to the decision document
Ref: LIT 10652 PDF, 932KB, 54 pages
Generic design assessment of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC's AP1000® nuclear power station design: supplement to the decision document (summary) bilingual
Ref: LIT 10654 PDF, 945KB, 12 pages
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In 2011 the Environment Agency published its decision document setting out its detailed assessment of environmental aspects of the UK AP1000® nuclear power station design. It used the comments and issues raised in the 2010 consultation to help inform its decisions.
Since December 2011, the Environment Agency has been assessing the further information Westinghouse provided.
The environmental regulators have now issued a full SoDA. This supplement to the 2011 decision document explains developments since 2011 and why they have issued a SoDA.
The regulators conclude that the environmental aspects of the design would meet the high standards they expect, and have decided to issue a SoDA for the design.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation has also published its Design Acceptance Confirmation.
Published: 30 March 2017
Updated: 4 April 2017
- Added bilingual supplement to decision document summary.
- First published.