Fuel designs for light-water reactors; Special wastes (ICS code(s): 13.030.30); Radiation protection (ICS code(s): 13.280); Nuclear power plants. Safety (ICS code(s): 27.120.20); Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology (ICS code(s): 27.120.30); Barrels. Drums. Canisters (ICS code(s): 55.140)
Increased Enrichment of Conventional and Accident Tolerant Fuel Designs for Light-Water Reactors; (3 page(s), in English)
Regulatory basis; request for comment by 22 November 2023 - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on a regulatory basis to support a rulemaking to amend the NRC's regulations related to the use of conventional and accident tolerant light-water reactor fuel designs. The NRC's goal is to establish effective and efficient licensing of applications using fuels enriched to greater than 5.0 and less than 20.0 weight percent uranium-235. The NRC will hold a public meeting to promote a full understanding of the planned rulemaking and facilitate public comment on the regulatory basis.