Westinghouse, which filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, has won approval for its AP1000 reactor design, Britain’s nuclear regulator said on Thursday. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) approval is needed before the design can be used at NuGeneration Ltd’s (NuGen) Moorside new nuclear project in north west England, which consists of three AP1000 units. “The closure of our assessment of the generic design of the AP1000 reactor is a significant step in the process, ensuring the design meets the very high standards of safety we expect,” Richard Savage, ONR’s chief nuclear inspector, said. “We will now focus our regulatory attention on site specific assessments, and NuGen’s application for a nuclear site license,” he added in a statement. Westinghouse’s bankruptcy filing has raised questions over whether it will be able to complete capital intensive projects, although the move does not affect Westinghouse’s operations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a company statement.
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If you believe this rhetoric from the industry and their government “regulator” lapdogs then you believe that black is white, that habitats can be replaced, that Nukiller is safe, that Cumbrians are immune from radiation linked diseases. Read this and weep, and then get active, organise and RESIST!!
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