Conceptual Safety Design Report Assessment for the Versatile Test Reactor – September 2020

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September 2020

Conceptual Safety Design Report Assessment for the Versatile Test Reactor

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), conducted an assessment of the conceptual safety design report (CSDR) for the proposed Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The location of the VTR will be determined following an alternatives analysis conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For purposes of preparing the CSDR, the Materials and Fuel Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory was used as a representative location. The assessment also included a review of the DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) safety review letter (SRL). This assessment, conducted from November 2019 through April 2020, is part of a series of ongoing targeted assessments of new DOE nuclear facility projects focusing on the adequacy of safety-in-design documents.