These web pages are joint regulator pages for both the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and Environment Agency. The regulators are working together to ensure that any new nuclear power stations built in the UK meet high standards of safety, security, environmental protection and waste management, through a process called Generic Design Assessment (GDA).
Before a new nuclear power station can be built and operated in the UK, in addition to the reactor design going through the GDA process, the proposed operator must obtain permission from regulators and Government in the form of:
The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are consulting on their assessment of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) nuclear power station design.
This report provides details of learning to come out of the Sciencewise supported project.
You can make a comment about the UK ABWR design and the AP1000 design via the reactor designer's websites. The reactor designers will respond to the comments and issues raised.
Find out more about the assessment of new nuclear reactor designs in our periodic updates.