Bridging the Gap on Part 53 Rule Development

WASHINGTON D.C. (February 24, 2023) The following is the executive summary of an NIA brief published by NIA on February 24, 2023. To view the entire NIA brief, click here

$5 Million Included in Appropriations to Help Cover Advanced Nuclear Reactor Licensing Fees

WASHINGTON D.C. (January 25, 2023) Advanced nuclear reactor companies are achieving rapid progress and are quickly moving towards the deployment of first-of-a-kind (FOAK) reactors. These novel technologies are poised to help combat climate change and meet energy security needs but will need to first be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC is the independent federal agency that licenses and permits the construction and operation of nuclear reactors in the United States. For several years, there have been bi-partisan efforts in Congress to modernize the NRC’s operations to reduce barriers to advanced nuclear energy deployment.