Reference Materials on Advanced Reactors

The NRC staff has prepared several white papers and contracted with the DOE national laboratories and other entities to prepare contractor reports on a variety of advanced reactor topics to inform the NRC's advanced reactor readiness activities. These documents are provided for information and should not be considered as official NRC regulatory guidance, unless otherwise endorsed or published as such.

Date Issued Topic Author Affiliation
03/2022 Nuclear Data Assessment for Advanced Reactors (NUREG/CR-7289) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
03/2022 Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors (NUREG-2246) NRC Staff
12/2021 Final Draft: Micro-reactors Licensing Strategies NRC Staff
11/2021 Ground Rules for Regulatory Feasibility of Remote Operations of Nuclear Power Plants NRC Staff
10/2021 Final Report: Development of HFE Review Guidance for Advanced Reactors BNL/NRC staff
07/2021 Fuel Qualification for Molten Salt Reactors Considerations (NUREG/CR-XXXX) Oak Ridge National Laboratory draft report
05/2021 Corrosion in Sodium Fast Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
05/2021 An Overview of Non-LWR Vessel Cooling Systems for Passive Decay Heat Removal Argonne National Laboratory
03/2021 Corrosion in Gas-Cooled Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
03/2021 Technical Assessment of Materials Compatibility in Molten Salt Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
02/2021 Design Review Guide (DRG):  Instrumentation and Controls for Non-Light-Water Reactor (non-LWR) Reviews NRC Staff
01/29/21 Review of Operating Experience for Transportation of Fresh (Unirradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types Center For Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA)
01/29/21 Potential Challenges with Transportation of Fresh (Unirradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
01/29/21 Storage Experience with Spent (Irradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
01/29/21 Potential Challenges with Storage of Spent (Irradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
01/29/21 Transportation Experience and Potential Challenges with Transportation of Spent (Irradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
01/29/21 Disposal Options and Potential Challenges to Waste Packages and Waste Forms in Disposal of Spent (Irradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
01/29/21 Information Gaps and Potential Information Needs Associated with Transportation of Fresh (Unirradiated) Advanced Reactor Fuel Types CNWRA
11/23/20 Topical Report EPRI-AR-1(NP)-A:  EPRI Submittal, “Uranium Oxycarbide (UCO) Tristructural Isotropic (TRISO) Coated Particle Fuel Performance” Electric Power Research Institute
09/30/21 Relevant Advanced Reactor Benchmarks for Nuclear Data Assessment Oak Ridge National Laboratory
09/15/20 Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors (Draft) NRC staff draft white paper
09/30/20 Non-Light Water Reactor Fuel Cycle Environmental Data Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
09/30/20 Environmental Impacts from Transportation of Fuel and Wastes to and from Non-Light Water Reactors Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
09/09/20 Topical Report ANL/NE-16/17-NP-A:  ANL Submittal, “Quality Assurance Program Plan for SFR Metallic Fuel Data Qualification” Argonne National Laboratory
07/31/20 Proposed Guidance for Preparing and Reviewing a Molten Salt Non-Power Reactor Application
  • NRC letter dated November 18, 2020, "Endorsement of Appendix A to Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report, 'Proposed Guidance for Preparing and Reviewing a Molten Salt Non-Power Reactor Application,' as Guidance for Preparing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Liquid Fueled Molten Salt Reactors," ADAMS Accession No. ML20251A008.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
07/01/20 Molten Salt Reactor Fuel Salt Qualification Methodology Oak Ridge National Laboratory
06/30/20 Key Nuclear Data Impacting Reactivity in Advanced Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
06/30/20 Technology-Inclusive Determination of Mechanistic Source Terms for Offsite Dose-Related Assessments for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Facilities Idaho National Laboratory
06/30/20 Human Factors Considerations for Automating Microreactors Sandia National Laboratories
05/31/20 Technical Letter Report on The Assessment of Tritium Detection and Control in Molten Salt Reactors: Final Report Argonne National Laboratory
04/01/20 Technical and Licensing Considerations for Micro-Reactors Sandia National Laboratories
03/31/20 Model Materials Controls and Accounting Plan for Pebble Bed Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
02/05/20 Regulatory Review of Micro-Reactors – Initial Considerations Brookhaven National Laboratory
01/30/20 Simplified Approach for Scoping Assessment of Non-LWR Source Terms Sandia National Laboratories
08/09/19 Hazards Associated with Molten Salt Reactor Fuel Processing Operations Presentation Oak Ridge National Laboratory
08/07/19 Metal Fuel Fabrication Safety and Hazards Presentation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
06/30/19 Review of Hazards for Molten Salt Reactor Fuel Processing Operations Oak Ridge National Laboratory
06/28/19 Metal Fuel Fabrication Safety and Hazards Final Report Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
06/19/19 Advanced Reactor Siting Policy Considerations Oak Ridge National Laboratory
06/10/19 NRC Regulatory History of Non-Light Water Reactors (1950-2019) Brookhaven National Laboratory
03/31/19 Advanced Non-Light-Water Reactors Materials and Operational Experience NUMARK Associates
03/31/19 Technical Gap Assessment for Materials and Component Integrity Issues for Molten Salt Reactors Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11/30/18 Molten Salt Reactor Fuel Qualification Considerations and Challenges Oak Ridge National Laboratory
08/21/18 Phenomena Important in Liquid Metal Reactor Simulations Brookhaven National Laboratory
05/09/18 Phenomena Important in Modeling and Simulation of Molten Salt Reactors Brookhaven National Laboratory

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