Nuclear reactor design certification approved by NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a final rule amending the 1,350 MW Toshiba Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) design certification to address the effects of the impact of a large commercial aircraft.

NRC directed its staff to publish the final rule for STP Nuclear Operating Co., which submitted an application to amend the ABWR design in June 2009. The rule certifies that STPNOC’s option for the design accounts for aircraft impact effects. The company will use two of the reactors for units 3 and 4 at the existing 2,700 MW South Texas Project nuclear power plant near Bay City, Texas.

The NRC certified the original ABWR design in 1997.  NRC also issued an order in February 2002 requiring all existing nuclear power plants to develop and adopt strategies to cope with fires and explosions from any cause, including the instance of an airplane crash, then updated the rule in March 2009 to include existing and future nuclear power plants.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Sponsored by FLSmidth
Recommend this article Recommend this article () You recommended this article You recommended this article ()
Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Featured Whitepaper

There is no current content available.

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Product Listings

Nondestructive Examination and Testing

Advanced nondestructive examination, NDE, techn...

Engineering Services

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (SI) is a...

Buyers Guide Company Listings

SPSI

SPSI is a privately held fabricator of high quality process, power and nuclear piping systems used primarily in the domestic and international power generation and petrochemical industries.

URS

URS plans, designs, engineers, constructs, retrofits, and maintains power plants and the systems that transmit and distribute electricity. Our expertise encompasses fossil fuel, nuclear, and hydroelectric power generating facilities, as well as alternative and renewable energy sources. We develop and install clean air technologies and perform major nuclear component

Serdula Systems Ltd

Provides consulting services from R&D, engineering, operations, and assessments to bid evaluation and feasibility studies to national and international organizations in the nuclear power industry.

The Merrick Group Inc

More than 20 years experience in the high-pressure water jetting industry. Our specialists offer vast experience and unparalleled expertise in industrial, nuclear plant cleaning maintenance.

Power Industry Wire News

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

AXT, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

AXT, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

SEACOR Holdings Announces Results for Its Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

SEACOR Holdings Announces Results for Its Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

Miller Energy Declares Cash Dividends on Its Series B, Series C and Series D Preferred Stock

Miller Energy Declares Cash Dividends on Its Series B, Series C and Series D Preferred ...

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Declares Distribution Increase and Reports Earnings for Second Quarter 2014

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Declares Distribution Increase and Reports Earnings for ...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>