How can the public be sure this first-of-a-kind reactor is safe?

NuScale has performed extensive testing of the critical design features associated with heat removal from the core during operations and simulated accident conditions. This testing has taken place over the past 13 years in NuScale's one-third-scale prototype in Corvallis, Oregon. The design and results of this testing will be thoroughly reviewed and certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission before a construction and operating licenseis issued to UAMPS to build the facility. In addition, many aspects of the NuScale design, such as the fuel and reactor materials, have been proven over 50 years of operation in the U.S.