Through improved fuel efficiency and other technological innovations, advanced reactors can reduce future production of spent fuel.
In 2017, NIA published a report about using the Major Portions option to establish regulatory finality of part of a reactor for a Standard Design Approval. This Addendum provides lessons learned from NIA's observation of a pre-application interaction by Terrestrial Energy USA that drew upon NIA's original report.
The Nuclear Innovation Alliance and Partnership for Global Security have a developed a joint strategy for U.S. leadership on commercialization of advanced reactors. A whole-of-society approach with collaboration between government, industry, civil society, and other nations can bring advanced reactors to market to reduce global emissions, provide domestic jobs, and support national security.