Leading on SMRs

This report lays out a vision for how the United States can lead on developing advanced nuclear technologies through new policies.

NIA's public comment to DOE's request for information on reducing regulation and controlling regulatory costs. (Comment ID: DOE-HQ-2017-0016-0021)

In March 2017, Dr. Ashley Finan, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for the "Hearing on S. 512, The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act"

NRC's existing licensing processes were orignally developed to handle large, conventional light water reactors. New advanced reactor technologies under development may struggle to go through this process, despite safety and other potential benefits. This report describes how a new licensing system can authorize and unlock the next generation of nuclear power.