Requesting Party: General Nuclear System Ltd
Current position: Successful completion of the high-level technical assessment of the design
The Environment Agency’s consultation on its preliminary conclusions following its detailed assessment of the environmental aspects of the UK HPR1000 new nuclear power station design is now closed.
The 12-week consultation ran from 11 January 2021 until 4 April 2021.
The Environment Agency will publish a document containing all responses made to the consultation in May 2021.
It will carefully consider all the responses and complete the detailed assessment. It will then summarise the responses to the consultation, issues raised and its views on those issues in a decision document.
The Environment Agency aims to publish its final conclusions, alongside the ONR, in early 2022.
You can find details of the consultation questions, detailed assessment topics and Assessment Findings in the full consultation document and assessment reports on GOV.UK and the Environment Agency’s online consultation hub.
You can make a comment about the UK HPR1000 design via the UK HPR1000 website.
At the end of each step of the assessment, the regulators publish detailed technical reports and a summary report.
A regulatory issue is a serious regulatory shortfall identified by the regulators. The issues are potentially significant enough to prevent provision of design acceptance.
GDA issues remain following issue of interim design acceptance. They need to be resolved before a final design acceptance can be granted.
On completion of the GDA, the regulators will issue reports on their findings along with the supporting technical assessment reports.