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NRC moves ahead on HALEU enrichment, rulemaking, and guidance
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting comments on the regulatory basis for a proposed rule for light water reactor fuel designs featuring high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), including accident tolerant fuel (ATF) designs, and on draft guidance for the environmental evaluation of ATFs containing uranium enriched up to 8 percent U-235. Some of the HALEU feedstock for those LWR fuels and for advanced reactor fuels could be produced within the first Category II fuel facility licensed by the NRC—Centrus Energy’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. On September 21, the NRC approved the start of enrichment operations in the plant’s modest 16-machine HALEU demonstration cascade.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Performance Improvement
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|4:00–5:30PM EDT
Fred Lake (WD Associates)
Kevin Rackley (TVA/CAPOG)
Sudipta Saha (Univ. of South Carolina)
This session is four 20-minute discussions on the several INPO priority efforts in progress. This is an opportunity to discuss how these efforts are being rolled out, how they have been accepted, challenges with implementation, positive and negative results, and for providing feedback to INPO and PI Leaders.
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