"First Advanced Reactor Proposal Suffers Setback"

"The license application for one of the first advanced nuclear reactor designs to undergo federal scrutiny suffered a setback today when regulators announced they were dismissing the proposal for lack of information.

Silicon Valley-based Oklo Inc. failed to provide enough information regarding potential accidents and classifications of safety systems and components in the design for its 1.5-megawatt advanced fission power system, known as Aurora, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.

Without the information, the commission could not make a judgment on the design’s merits. That prompted the agency to dismiss the application without prejudice, which enables Oklo to resubmit it in the future, the commission said."

Jeremy Dillon reports for E&E News January 6, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 01/07/2022