21 May '11, 12am

AP1000 nuclear reactor design in grave danger - 05/20/2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Ni...

Nick Berning, 703-587-4454, [email protected] ; Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, [email protected] AP1000 Reactor Design in Grave Danger After NRC Chair’s Statement and Delay in Licensing Process WASHINGTON, D.C. —Prospects for new nuclear reactor construction in the U.S. suffered a major setback this afternoon as the chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a statement voicing serious concerns about a nuclear reactor design proposed for what would be the first new reactors in the United States in decades. The proposed design, which the NRC is considering licensing, has potentially serious flaws that must be addressed, NRC chair Greg Jaczko’s statement said, signaling that licensing of the design has at a minimum been delayed. This news is likely to further sour investors’ appetite for risky reactor construction projects. “This unsafe reactor design had been the cornerstone...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/ap1000-nuclear-reactor-design-grave-da...

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