United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T7 Risk Assessment: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

In this session, presenters from the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute will provide an overview of forward-looking risk assessment activities in the areas of licensing and research for power reactors.  Topics will include the development of guidance for risk-informed applications for new reactors, new approaches for using risk in the review of small modular reactor applications, the initiation of a new Level 3 site probabilistic risk assessment to look at risk in an integrated fashion, opportunities to more consistently use risk information in the NRC's regulatory approach, and the nuclear industry's risk-informed activities.


Donald Dube, Sr. Technical Advisor for Risk-Informed Activities, Division of Safety Systems and Risk Assessment, NRC/NRO



Eric Powell, General Engineer, NRC/NRO, tel: 301-415-4052, e-mail: Eric.Powell@nrc.gov

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