The NRC's strategic transformation and modernization enables the safe deployment of Advanced Reactors
Hermes is a small modular molten salt reactor using floating spheres of silicon-carbide-protected fuel.
Abilene Christian University-MSRR
The Molten Salt Research Reactor uses fuel dissolved in flowing molten salts.
US NRC – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission MOC
The two agencies signed a memorandum of cooperation to increase regulatory cooperation
Modernizing Regulations: 10 CFR Part 53
Part 53 shifts regulatory requirements to be modern and technology-inclusive. Essential for advanced reactors.
The NRC refers to non-light water reactor (non-LWR) designs as advanced reactors. These reactors will use different technologies from existing operating reactors such as passive safety features, using different fuel or coolant, or scaling the entire reactor smaller.
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