Westinghouse Reactor Design Wins U.S. OK

From Bloomberg News

The Westinghouse Electric Co. unit of British Nuclear Fuels won final approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a nuclear power plant design that’s been chosen for two possible projects in the U.S.

Approval of the AP1000 design clears the way for nuclear plant developers to submit license applications for reactors of that design. The commission hasn’t approved construction of a nuclear power plant in the U.S. since 1978.