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US NRC releases draft paper on micro-reactors licensing strategies

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a draft white paper outlining optional strategies for streamlining licensing of anticipated micro-reactors. Its goal is to identify ways to standardize licensing and maximize regulatory finalities, as permitted under existing laws and Commission policies. The NRC said was releasing the 19-page paper to support an upcoming advanced reactor stakeholder public meeting and to facilitate discussion.