A Layered Approach to Safety
NuScale’s approach to safety has been to build features, layer upon layer, into our design that prevent accidents and mitigate the consequences of events at NuScale plants. There are now seven barriers to the release of radioactivity from the fuel in a NuScale power plant. Individually, these features provide a high degree of protection. As a whole they take safety to a new level.
For any potential hazard that extends beyond a facility boundary, the goal of all responsible parties is to minimize the potential danger to the public and the environment. NuScale drives these risks down to the greatest extent possible.
Through our layered approach to safety, we have minimized the number, the frequency, and the consequences of these events.
Features like the cladding on the fuel, the reactor vessel, and the containment have been used for years. NuScale has optimized the design of these features and added layers of protection to retain and inhibit the release of radioactivity.