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DOE-NRC Workshop on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors

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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Workshop on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors. This page is intended to provide information on recent workshops and updates about upcoming workshops.

The DOE and NRC held the first Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors Workshop on September 1-2, 2015. These workshops are intended to allow key stakeholders to share perspectives, reach a common understanding, identify potential challenges, and explore opportunities.

A second workshop is being planned for June 7-8, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop will continue the initiative begun during the September 2015, DOE-NRC workshop to explore options for increased efficiency, from both a technical and regulatory perspective, for safely developing and deploying advanced non-light water reactors. DOE and NRC staff will discuss advanced non-light water nuclear reactor concepts and licensing issues with participants including reactor design vendors, suppliers, electric utilities, academia, national labs, non-government organizations, and other federal agencies. The discussions will cover both near- and longer-term opportunities to test and demonstrate new concepts, build non-light water reactors, and enhance appropriate licensing processes and guidance.

Workshop topics include:

  • Strategies for advanced reactor development and deployment;
  • Recent DOE initiatives;
  • Recent NRC initiatives;
  • Industry initiatives; and
  • Advanced non-light water reactor fuel development, qualification, and challenges.

The workshop will include presentations, panel discussions, and structured and open discussions, using a facilitator. The workshop will be open to the public. Registration is free. Please use the link below to register for the workshop.

Watch for further information prior to the workshop on this page, or you can subscribe to receive alerts and get additional information on the workshop by subscribing to the NRC GovDelivery Subscription service.

Workshop Information

Past Workshop Documents

Contact Us

For questions or comments regarding DOE-NRC Workshops on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors, please contact:

George Tartal
(301) 415-0016

Diane Jackson
(301) 415-5641

Craig Welling
(301) 903-0110

Tom Sowinski
(301) 903-0112

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, May 09, 2016