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GDA Comments Process

A significant aspect of Generic Design Assessment has been Hitachi-GE's formal "GDA comments process". Through this website, Hitachi-GE invited comments and questions relating to the UK ABWR and its assessment for use in the UK.

Alongside publication of major regulatory submissions, public documents and lay summaries; the comments process provided the highest possible level of transparency around assessment of the UK ABWR.

Implemented in line with the regulators' guidance, the process received 78 meaningful inputs between 6th January 2014 and 15th August 2017. Each of these was reviewed and addressed by Hitachi-GE.

Those in scope for the process were answered in full, with technical detail commensurate to the question. Responses were in English or Welsh, aligned to the question. Those out of scope were either passed to the regulators, or a suitable alternative point of contact was suggested.

Each of these 82 questions and answers was shared in full with the UK regulators. 

In line with the regulators' guidance, the process was closed on 15th August 2017, as GDA of the UK ABWR approaches its conclusion.

Hitachi-GE is grateful for the significant level of public engagement in the process, and thanks all those who submitted questions and comments.

Though the commentsprocess is no longer active, this website is intended to remain live and broadly unchanged for 10 years from the completion of GDA, providing both a useful source of information, and a public record of GDA submissions.