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The UK government has announced that Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, is its preferred site for a new large-scale nuclear power plant. It has launched talks with international energy companies to explore building a power plant at the site.

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Wylfa-preferred-site-for-UK-new-build

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced plans for a facility in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, to manufacture and test prototype modules for its small modular reactors.

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Facility-to-demonstrate-Rolls-Royce-SMR-module-pro

The Sizewell C nuclear power project in Suffolk, England has been granted a nuclear site licence by the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), marking a significant milestone for the £20 billion project. This is the first time the ONR has issued a site licence since 2012, when it approved the Hinkley Point C plant.

Date: Friday, 10 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssizewell-c-granted-nuclear-site-licence-11755767

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted a nuclear site licence for the Sizewell C site in eastern England, where the plan is to replicate the Hinkley Point C model of a nuclear power plant featuring two EPRs.

Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-site-licence-issued-for-UK-s-Sizewell-C-si

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission should address potential impacts of climate change–related hazards during the licensing process for nuclear power plants, the Government Accountability Office has recommended.

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRC-should-assess-risks-from-climate-change,-repor

Sizewell C has signed an agreement with EDF Energy for the freehold of the land required for construction of a new NPP on UK’s Suffolk coast. Sizewell C is expected to host two EPR reactors producing 3.2 GWe similar to the Hinkley Point C plant, under construction in Somerset. EDF Energy submitted a development consent order (DCO - planning application) for the plant in May 2020, which was granted in July 2022. In March, the UK's Environment Agency granted environmental permits. In January, Sizewell C NPP triggered its DCO, opening the way to formal construction.

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssizewell-c-agrees-to-land-purchase-11642777

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to collaborate on the assessment of small modular reactor (SMR) and advanced modular reactor (AMR) designs. The MOC, signed at the NRC’s Annual Regulatory Information Conference in Maryland, will enable both good practice and experience of reviewing SMR/AMR designs to be shared between regulators.

Date: Friday, 15 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsglobal-regulators-to-collaborate-on-the-assessment-of-advanced-reactor-designs-11600907

A trilateral memorandum of cooperation has been signed between the British, Canadian and US nuclear regulators to collaborate on technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies.

Date: Friday, 15 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Transatlantic-collaboration-on-SMR-regulation-expa