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Current status of U.S. nuclear power plants:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Current Power Reactor Status Report was posted on July 29. The last recorded status is as follows:
- 6 US nuclear reactors are at reduced capacity.
- 1 of the 92 US nuclear reactors listed on the NRC’s daily report are not operating. Non-operating reactors are listed in our US Reactor Status table.
Event Reports from Reactors:
No new Event Reports from Reactors
Preliminary Notifications relating to reactors:
No new Preliminary Notifications
NRC News releases:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed the staff to issue a final rule that certifies NuScale’s small modular reactor design for use in the United States. The certification’s effective date is 30 days after the NRC publishes the rule in the Federal Register.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final environmental impact statement regarding the proposed license renewal of Westinghouse Electric Co.’s Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina. Based on its environmental review, the NRC staff recommends renewing the license, subject to the determinations in the staff’s safety review of the application.