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Oversight on the regulatory processes for new and existing nuclear plants

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety.

Oversight on the regulatory processes for new and existing nuclear plants

hearing before the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, June 22, 2006.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- Rules and practice,
  • Nuclear reactors -- Inspection -- United States,
  • Nuclear power plants -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Licenses -- United States,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 109-1045
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF26 .E625 2006b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 121 p. :
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23220568M
    ISBN 100160830389
    ISBN 109780160830389
    LC Control Number2009416109

      In a bid to save money, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recommended reducing the number of inspections it performs for nearly reactors at 60 nuclear power plants across the United States. • regulatory oversight of existing NPP’s: ageing management (see Article 14) The regulation of the existing nuclear power plants emphasises the management of ageing and the quality of plant operations. The modernisation of I&C and other systems at the Loviisa and Olkiluoto plants are either undergoing or under planning, and therefore.

    Overview. With the promise of the “nuclear renaissance” in the U.S. slowed by high capital costs, cheap natural gas, and low demand growth for electricity some focus has shifted from building new reactors to making our existing nuclear fleet more efficient. 1 Already nuclear uprates have increased the average capacity of U.S. nuclear plants and created 6 GW at existing installations. 2 New. The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in iii v Figures, Tables, and Boxes vi Acknowledgments 1 Executive Summary chapter 1 2 The Cop on the Nuclear Beat 2eactor Oversight Process and Near Misses The R 3 The Scope of This Report chapter 2 6ear Misses at Nuclear Power Plants in N 7ert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2, MDCalv 10wba Nuclear .

      “Nuclear power is incredibly important for the district I represent, and for the country. Across Illinois, nuclear contributes nearly $9 billion annually and the four plants in my district employ over 3, people. I’ve visited these plants and know we need to make the regulatory process more efficient and transparent.   But new NPP license applications are few and far between today. Just look at what the ACRS looks at today. They have a dozen or so subcommittees and there was only one that even had the term “operations” in it. There were five subcommittees looking at designs for future nuclear plants though.


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Oversight on the regulatory processes for new and existing nuclear plants by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Regulatory Oversight for New Reactors. Unlike the Operating Reactor Oversight program, which focuses on monitoring and evaluating the performance of existing nuclear power plants, regulatory oversight for new reactors focuses on the construction of reactor facilities (that is, the period between licensing and initial operation).

With that focus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) performs the following oversight. Get this from a library. Oversight on the regulatory processes for new and existing nuclear plants: hearing before the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. Senate. Fundamental Issues Critical to the Success of Nuclear Projects presents a complete analysis of the core considerations for those deploying nuclear power plants, managing existing plants and also for those developing and building new plants. It includes critical considerations such as cost-estimation, safety procedures and regulatory compliance, Book Edition: 1.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for overseeing the nation's commercial nuclear power plants to ensure they are operated safely.

The safety of these plants has always been important, since an accident could release harmful radioactive material. NRC's oversight has become even more critical as the potential resurgence of nuclear.

In MayGreg Halnon, chair of the National Regional Utility Group, which represents nuclear plant licensees, sent the NRC a letter on “transforming the Reactor Oversight Process to a new paradigm.” Halnon complained that “any finding of greater than baseline risk (i.e.

white, yellow, or red ) grabs the attention of the public as well as that of politicians. control processes for implementing and changing the process. The nuclear regulatory process has evolved over the past several decades.

Although no new operating licenses have been issued in more than a decade, the nation is looking at the strong possibility that many new nuclear power plants will be built, licensed and operated in the future. As a result of the degraded core accident at TMI-2 and subsequent reevaluation of regulatory processes, NRC published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on October 2, (U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, e), announcing that it was considering amending its regulations to determine to what extent commercial nuclear power plants. Today the NRC's regulatory activities are focused on reactor safety oversight and reactor license renewal of existing plants, materials safety oversight and materials licensing for a variety of purposes, and waste management of both high-level waste and low-level waste.

In addition, the NRC is preparing to evaluate new applications for nuclear. Combined License Applications for New Reactors By issuing a combined license (COL), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) authorizes the licensee to construct and (with specified conditions) operate a nuclear power plant at a specific site, in accordance with established laws and regulations.

navigate the existing regulatory framework applicable to new reactor design and the transport of nuclear materials. The existing regulatory body of work is centered on fixed facility-type nuclear power plants that are non-mobile and employ legacy technology, and, movement of fuel or small quantities of nuclear material (e.g., test samples.

This week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released staff recommendations for rollbacks in safety inspections for the plus U.S. nuclear power plants and for less flagging of plant problems. The course will cover the history and background necessary to understand the U.S.

regulatory process. It will bring attendees up to date on the latest regulatory changes that have transformed the way commercial nuclear reactors, including the next wave of advanced reactors, are licensed for construction, approved for siting, and regulated.

Nuclear power plants are among the safest and most regulated industrial facilities in the world. As with all U.S. nuclear plants, FPL's plants are independently regulated by the U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as well as several other local, state and federal agencies. In turn, the NRC coordinates with the following.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency of the United States government tasked with protecting public health and safety related to nuclear energy.

Established by the Energy Reorganization Act ofthe NRC began operations on Januas one of two successor agencies to the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

In light of the fact that a number of companies are preparing applications to build new nuclear plants, NRC Chairman Nils Diaz thinks there are limits to the amount of work his agency can perform: The number of companies that want to build nuclear reactors is increasing faster than expected, threatening to rise beyond regulators' capacity to process applications, the top U.S.

nuclear. GAO Published: Publicly Released: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are collectively responsible for providing radiological emergency preparedness oversight and guidance to commercial nuclear power plant licensees and local and state authorities around the plants.

It means operating nuclear plants without basic safety inspections.” The NRC already is monitoring some nuclear plants remotely, including the Seabrook Station in New.

According to the NRC, the I&C systems at nuclear plants function as plant “nervous systems,” and they serve the critical function of providing control and safety information on plant operation. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to resolve known safety problems, leading to 14 'near-misses' in US nuclear power plants in andaccording to a new report from a nuclear.

Two aspects of the regulatory process (the Reactor Oversight Process and the Enforcement Process) are then explored in detail. Several case studies provide an illustration of how the regulatory process is applied to actual commercial nuclear power plants.

The objectives of the course are: 1. Understand the role of the NRC as a regulatory agency 2. Reading this book requires you are fully committed to the idea of shutting down all nuclear work in the United States of America.

Otherwise, the shifting arguments and appeals just become too tortured. For instance: 1. New computer codes are developed to model fires in nuclear s: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has reopened questions about the risks of U.S.

nuclear reactors, and especially the pools that store Spent nuclear Marchnuclear experts told Congress that Spent nuclear fuel pools at US nuclear power plants are too full. A fire at a spent-fuel pool could release cesiumExperts say the entire US spent-fuel policy should .The current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulatory continuity and stability for the existing plants has restricted the Reactor Oversight Process for operating plants is fully RIPB in nature1.

Previously onerous prescriptive requirements in Technical Specifications2 and in-service inspection3 are now risk-informed.