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Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Safety Dashbored

, former director, Nuclear Safety Project

Who says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not have a delightful sense of humor?

Not me. Not anymore. Not after stumbling across the NRC’s Generic Issues Dashboard on its website.

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Spent Fuel Damage: Pool Criticality Accident

, former director, Nuclear Safety Project

Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #29

Disaster by Design

Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #26 described a progression leading to overheating and damage to a reactor core, often labeled a meltdown. Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #27 described the damage to a reactor core that can result from reactivity excursions. Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #28 and #29 mirror those commentaries by describing how irradiated fuel stored in spent fuel pools can experience damage from overheating and reactivity excursions. Read more >

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Severe Accident Management Guidelines for Nuclear Plants

, former director, Nuclear Safety Project

Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #22

Disaster by Design

The March 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania showed that the procedures used by workers in responding to accidents could be significantly improved. Read more >

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Nuclear Safety Perfection

, former director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #52

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It’s the sum of six consecutive prime numbers (3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 17). Read more >

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