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Progress on BWRX-300 vendor design review in Canada

US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has submitted the first documents for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) design to the vendor design review (VDR) process of the Canadian nuclear regulator, a statement by the US company said.

The statement said the submitted documentation to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is for the combined phase 1 and 2 of the review and addresses eight of the 19 VDR focus areas, including general plant description, control system and facilities, research and development, and design process.