We want you to understand what we are doing and why it is important, so we've deliberately made the GDA process open and transparent.
GDA includes a comments process. The reactor design company is encouraged to publish detailed design information on its website and update it as new information becomes available.
Anyone can view that information and comment on it, either directly to the reactor design company or via the Joint Programme Office. The reactor design company is required to respond to questions and comments about their design. We are able to see both questions and responses so we can consider them in our assessments.
The comments process document describes the three-step process for submitting your questions and views.
Each regulator designed its GDA process to reflect its normal process for applications for nuclear site permits as closely as possible.
The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales will carefully consider all comments received during the consultation on preliminary findings. They will use these comments to help inform their assessment and decision about whether to issue a Statement of Design Acceptability (SoDA) for a particular design.
We will continue to take part in local events and conferences to share the latest information with you.
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