A joint website publishing details of the EPR pressurised water nuclear reactor has been launched by EdF and Areva.

The publication of the design, which has been submitted to UK regulators for assessment, is part of the nuclear reactor Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process, being conducted by the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency allowing public comment. The design is based on the EPR plant being built at Flamanville in Normandy, France.

Areva NP president Luc Oursel said: “The EPR GDA process has just started and the opportunity for the public to comment on the design reinforces and continues the process of transparency and public involvement which is reflected in the ongoing public consultation. In parallel with the joint GDA project with EdF, Areva is supporting some seven other utilities interested in investigating new nuclear build in UK.”

The website can be found at: www.epr-reactor.co.uk