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Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) and US-based NuScale Power have welcomed approval by the National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities (CNCAN - Comisia Na?ionala pentru Controlul Activita?ilor Nucleare) of the Licensing Basis Document (LBD) for NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR). The LBD relates to NuScale’s VOYGR design – a 462 MWe NPP equipped with six 77 MWe SMRs.

Date: Wednesday, 04 October 2023
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Romania's National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN) has approved the Licensing Basis Document for the NuScale VOYGR-6 small modular reactor power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative has awarded two vouchers to NuScale Power and Metatomic Energy to support development of their small modular reactor (SMR) and used nuclear fuel conversion technologies. DOE says the two companies will leverage the expertise and research capabilities at Oak Ridge and Savannah River national laboratories (ORNL and SRNL) to advance their projects toward commercialisation.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
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Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Co has decided to invest in US NuScale Power and has agreed to acquire issued shares in NuScale from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). NuScale, established in Portland Oregon in 2007 is working to commercialise its small modular reactor (SMR) design – the only SMR design which has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
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CFPP LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), has applied to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a Limited Work Authorisation (LWA), requesting approval to start early construction activities for the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) before receiving a Combined Licence (COL).

Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2023
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The Breakthrough Institute, Clean Air Task Force, ClearPath, Nuclear Innovation Alliance, and Third Way say delays in finalising a regulatory rulemaking on risk-informed emergency preparedness has already caused significant regulatory uncertainty for developers.

Date: Wednesday, 09 August 2023
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Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ) and Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the training of personnel for Poland's nuclear sector. PEJ is to construct the country's first large-scale nuclear power plant in Pomerania.

Date: Tuesday, 08 August 2023
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