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Lecture 13 Notes - Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC o...

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Lecture 13 Risk Management in the Nuclear Industry: Nuclear Power Plant is not the atomic bomb There is enough evidence to suggest that Nuclear Energy technology is among the safest for energy production Security has been a main concern in the Nuclear Industry since the beginning Risk Analysis was fully applied in the nuclear industry since the 1970s Where is the “built in” risk in a Nuclear Reactor? Radiations: o Nuclear Fission in the reactor can be stopped at will, however radiations Heat: Regulations: Independent Government Agency that controls the sector (US
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Unformatted text preview: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ) o Formulates policies, develops regulations governing nuclear reactor and nuclear material safety, issues orders to licensees, and adjudications legal matters Nuclear Waste Disposal: • Radioactive waste : a waste product containing radioactive material. It is usually the product of a nuclear process such as a nuclear fission. However industries not directly connected to the nuclear industry may also produce quantities of radioactive waste...
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