NRC, DOE to Hold Third Advanced Reactor Workshop

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy are continuing their joint workshop series on innovative reactor technologies, April 25-26, in Bethesda, Md.

“We are encouraging interested parties to continue discussing the most efficient and effective path forward to safely develop and deploy advanced reactors in the United States,” said Vonna Ordaz, acting director of the NRC’s Office of New Reactors.

“We expect to discuss topics such as modeling and testing innovative technologies, as well as how vendors might approach getting their designs approved for U.S. use.”

The NRC defines advanced reactors as those technologies using something other than water to cool the reactor core. The NRC is currently discussing one such advanced design with a vendor considering applying for design certification. The NRC remains available for early-stage discussion with other potential advanced reactor vendors.

Online registration for the workshop is available through April 17. The workshop is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Road.

The workshop will include presentations as well as structured and open discussions, using a facilitator.

For more information on the workshop, please contact the

  • NRC’s Nishka Devaser (301-415-5196 or and
  • John Segala (301-415-1992 or; or the
  • DOE’s Trevor Cook (301-903-7046 or and
  • Tom Sowinski (301-903-0112 or


Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Press Release
No: 17-016 April 11, 2017
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200

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