Regulators must explore the possibility of harmonising international requirements for advanced and small modular reactor design evaluation and licensing, Rumina Velshi, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), told delegates at the Advanced Reactors Summit VII held in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 12, 2020.
In August last year, Velshi and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Christine Svinicki signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to expand the agencies’ cooperation on activities associated with advanced reactor and SMR technologies.
Interest and momentum in SMRs is growing quickly. It will be of no surprise to anyone in this room that SMRs are being considered as an important part of the fight against climate change while at the same time providing reliable electricity to many around the world, especially to those who regularly go without. The Canadian nuclear industry and governments across our country see many potential applications in Canada for SMRs and collaboratively developed the 2018 SMR roadmap.
Read Rumina Velshi’s full remarks at the source: https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Regulatory-harmonisation-for-SMRs