United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

BWXT mPower™

Who:   BWXT mPower, Inc.

What:   Pre-application design certification interaction to discuss small modular reactor issues related to the BWXT mPower™ design.

When:   Pre-application interactions began in July 2009. The date of tendering of a Design Certification application is to be determined.

Project Overview

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently engaged in pre-application activities on the BWXT mPower™ small modular reactor design. The BWXT mPower™ is a light-water integral pressurized water reactor (iPWR) with the reactor and steam generator located in a single vessel located in an underground containment. The BWXT mPower™ reactor has a rated thermal output of 530 MWt and electrical output of 180 MWe.

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