The UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR), designed by Hitachi-GE, is suitable for construction in the UK, the regulators confirmed following completion of an in-depth assessment of the nuclear reactor design.
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:
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’You can make a comment about a design via the reactor designer’s website. The reactor designer will respond to the comments and issues raised.
Find out more about the assessment of new nuclear reactor designs in our periodic updates.