New nuclear age beckons as reactor design approved

A new age for UK nuclear now beckons as regulators have approved the first new reactor design in the country for a quarter of a century. Made by French manufacturer AREVA and energy supplier EDF Energy, the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) won approval through the Generic Design Assessment process. Today’s announcement  means a new nuclear […]

New UK nuclear reactor designs approved

The UK’s new nuclear power programme reached an “important milestone” today as designs for two new nuclear reactors were provisionally accepted by safety and environment regulators. The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency granted “interim acceptance” to the generic designs for both EDF and AREVA UK’s EPR reactor (pictured) and Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor. […]