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NRC Outlines New Reactor Construction Requirements

Law360 (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has updated its descriptions of the types of construction activity at nuclear power facilities that require prior agency approval.

In an interim staff guidance released Feb. 17, the NRC describes the activities that companies can request in applications for limited work authorizations and combined licenses under the agency's new reactor licensing process.

Construction requiring NRC approval includes work on a structure, system or component that has a safety, security or accident mitigation function or whose failure could prevent a safety system...
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