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Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR)

Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
Who:   Westinghouse Electric Company

What:   Pre-application interactions to discuss small modular reactor issues related to Westinghouse SMR.

When:   Design certification application date to be determined.

Website:   http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/smr/index.htm

Project Overview

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently engaged in pre-application activities on the Westinghouse SMR design. The Westinghouse SMR is an integral pressurized-water reactor (iPWR), designed by Westinghouse Electric Company with passive cooling. It is a light water reactor with the reactor and steam generator located in a single reactor vessel. The reactor building is located below grade. The Westinghouse SMR has a rated thermal output of 800 MWt and electrical output of 225 MWe.

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