United States: AREVA’s EPR Design Passes Aircraft Impact Assessment with No
PARIS -- October 29, 2013
Regulatory News :
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has confirmed that AREVA’s
(Paris:AREVA) Aircraft Impact Assessment (AIA) of the U.S. EPR reactor design
has completed the agency’s inspection, resulting in no violations. This is the
first time an AIA has been in full compliance of federal regulatory
requirements and does not necessitate any further examination or modification.
“The EPR reactor provides the highest levels of safety and security, and this
approval by the NRC is further confirmation of its advanced features.” said
Tom Franch, senior vice president of Reactors and Services, AREVA Inc.
With six reactors already planned or under construction around the world, the
EPR design benefits from unrivalled return on experience, reinforcing project
certainty. In addition to the certification underway in the United States, the
EPR reactor has been approved by authorities in Finland, France, China, and
the United Kingdom.
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carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security,
transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible
development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and operating services. The group is actively
developing its activities in renewable energies – wind, bioenergy, solar and
energy storage – to become a European leader in this sector.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 46,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
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