Aurora – Oklo Application

Aurora – Oklo
Who:   Oklo Power LLC.
 
What:   Application for a custom combined license for a compact fast micro-reactor.
 
When:   March 11, 2020 (date of application submittal)
 
Where:   Idaho National Laboratory
Website:   https://oklo.com/

Project Overview

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has ended its review of the Oklo Aurora custom combined license application. The staff has denied the application, without prejudice, as documented in the NRC’s January 6, 2022 letter to Oklo . As a result of this action, this web page will not longer be updated. 

 
Plant Characteristic Description
Reactor Type Compact fast reactor that builds on the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II and space reactor legacy.  Heat is transported using heat pipes that function as thermal superconductors.
Containment Type Underground.  Reactor contained in several layers, including a robust cask-like module.
Power Level 4 MWth (~ 1.5 MWe)
Fuel Metallic uranium-zirconium. High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU)
Balance of Plant Supercritical CO2 Power Conversion System

For additional detail, see the following related pages:

  • Application Documents
  • Meetings
  • March 27, 2020 Press Release
  • January 6, 2022 Press Release
  • TO LOCATE OKLO PUBLIC ADAMS DOCUMENTS ENTER THE FOLLOWING DOCKET NUMBERS IN THE "ADVANCED SEARCH" "DOCUMENT PROPERTIES" FIELD:
    • Oklo pre-application – April 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017 Docket PROJ0823
    • Oklo pre-application – January 1, 2018 – June 5, 2020 Docket 99902046
    • Oklo application review – June 6, 2020 – present Docket 05200049
Contacts for the Aurora – Oklo Application
Safety Project Manager Jan Mazza
301-415-0498
Environmental Project Managers Kevin Folk
301-415-6944

Patricia Vokoun
301-415-3470
Public Affairs Officer Scott Burnell
301-415-8204

 

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, January 25, 2022