United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


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U. S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Office of Public Affairs Telephone: 301/415-8200
Washington, DC 20555-001 E-mail: opa@nrc.gov

No. 97-124

August 26, 1997

25TH ANNUAL NRC WATER REACTOR SAFETY MEETING

TO BE HELD OCTOBER 20-22 IN BETHESDA, MD.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 25th annual Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, featuring presentations and discussions on a number of leading technical topics, will be held October 20-22 at the Bethesda, Md., Marriott Hotel.

Participants will include representatives from the NRC, U.S. government laboratories, private contractors, universities, the Electric Power Research Institute, reactor vendors, and a number of foreign agencies.

NRC Chairman Shirley Ann Jackson will deliver the keynote speech at 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 20, at the opening plenary session. A panel discussion on risk-informed regulation will be held on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Herbert J.C. Kouts, a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, will speak after lunch on Wednesday.

During the three-day meeting, presentations will be made in 12 technical areas - pressure vessel research, boiling water reactor strainer blockage and other generic safety issues; environmentally assisted degradation of light water reactor components; update on severe accident code improvements and applications; human reliability analysis and human performance evaluation; technical isues related to rulemakings; risk-informed, performance-based initiatives; high burnup fuel; thermal-hydraulic research and codes (two sessions); digital instrumentation; and control and structural performance.

Those wishing to attend are asked to register with the meeting coordinator, Susan Monteleone of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 130, Upton, N.Y., 11973. The telephone number is (516) 344-7235; or Christine Bonsby, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, telephone (301) 415-5838.


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