Federal regulators deny Oklo’s application to build a reactor in Idaho


An artist rendering of Oklo’s Aurora powerhouse

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Federal regulators have denied the application from Silicon Valley nuclear power start-up Oklo to build and operate its advanced nuclear reactor, dubbed Aurora, in Idaho.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission filed the decision on Thursday and cited lack of sufficient information about potential accidents and safety measures. Oklo may re-apply.

“Oklo’s application continues to contain significant information gaps in its description of Aurora’s potential accidents as well as its classification of safety systems and components,” said the NRC’s Andrea Veil, in a written statement.

“These gaps prevent further review activities. We…


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