Nuclear Regulators launch environmental consultation on UK ABWR

London, 12 December 2016 --- Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE)’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) will be the focus of a consultation launched today by the UKs environmental regulators, as part of their assessment of the design prior to deployment in the UK.

Generic Design Assessment - a joint process undertaken by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales – aims to ensure that new nuclear power stations built in the UK meet the high standards of safety, security, environmental protection and waste management.

The consultation seeks the public’s views on the preliminary conclusions of the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales regarding the environmental aspects of the design, explaining how they’ve conducted their assessment, their findings from the assessment and what will happen next.