New Facility Licensing

The NRC is engaging with applicants and prospective applicants for initial licensing of new research and test reactors based on advanced reactor technologies. Further details on advanced technologies are available on the NRC’s Advanced Reactors page. The NRC is currently engaged in review activities for the research and test reactor projects listed below. For more information on specific licensing interactions, please select a project.

Abilene Christian University (ACU) Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR)

Kairos Power LLC Hermes Test Reactor

Kairos Power LLC Hermes 2 Test Reactor