United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W23  Emergency Preparedness Applied Research

The NRC staff is planning to conduct applied research studies in 2015 and beyond.  The research will enhance staff understanding in many areas of EP including protective action capabilities in the intermediate phase of emergency response and conducting evacuation time estimate (ETE) studies.  Offsite response organizations (ORO) have a well-practiced capability for early phase response in support of nuclear power plant emergency preparedness programs.  The capability for response after the accident has stabilized(i.e., radiological releases are controlled or identified) is not well understood.  Research in this area will improve the staff’s understanding of ORO practices to support modeling assumptions used in consequence studies and regulatory analyses.  NRC staff will also conduct research to enhance NRC guidance for the conduct of ETE studies for use with the 2020 census data.  Additionally, the staff is looking to the future to identify applied research to expand understanding of the emergency preparedness planning basis. 




  • Edward Robnson, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-287-3774, e-mail: Edward.Robinson@nrc.gov
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