Pre-Application Review of the B&W mPower™ Design
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has a policy of encouraging early discussions (prior to submission of a license application) with potential applicants (such as utilities and reactor designers) to offer licensing guidance and to identify and resolve potential licensing issues early in the licensing process. Consistent with that policy, Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) mPower, Inc. formally communicated its intent to make application for certification of the mPower™ design in the future and requested pre-licensing interactions with the NRC in a letter dated April 28, 2009.
By letters dated December 17, 2009, July 22, 2010, October 28, 2010, March 25, 2011, and February 8, 2013, B&W mPower, Inc. has identified several technical areas for discussion and topical report submittal during pre-application activities. Please see the listing of mPower documents for additional information.