United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Perspectives on Reactor Safety (NUREG/CR-6042, SAND93-0971, Revision 2)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2002
Date Published: March 2002

Prepared by:
F.E. Haskin1, A.L. Camp2, S.A. Hodge3, D.A. Powers3

1ERI Consulting
901 Brazos Place, SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123-4209

2Sandia National Laboratories (Principal Contractor)
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0747

3Engineering Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8057

Nathan (Jack) Lewis, NRC Project Manager

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Technical Training Center
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
5746 Marlin Road, Suite 200
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37311-5677

NRC Job Code Y6594

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Abstract

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) maintains a technical training center at Chattanooga, Tennessee, to provide appropriate training to both new and experienced NRC employees. This document describes a one-week course in nuclear safety concepts. The course consists of five modules: (1) the development of safety concepts; (2) severe accident perspectives; (3) accident progression in the reactor vessel; (4) containment characteristics and design bases; and (5) source terms and offsite consequences. The course text is accompanied by slides and videos during the actual presentation of the course.

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