On September 16, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) design for use in the United States. The rule will go into effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register. The NRC has certified four other standard reactor designs: the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor, System 80+, AP600, and AP1000.
Please go to the NRC’s website at www.nrc.gov. or contact Scott Burnell of the NRC at (301) 415-8200 for additional information about the ESBWR design review.