Leveraging Cooperative Research Agreements to Improve NRC Safety Codes

Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
The NRC has three international programs that employ cooperative research agreements to enhance nuclear safety and improve the NRC’s safety codes:
  • Code Application and Maintenance Program (CAMP)
  • Radiation Protection Code Analysis and Maintenance Program (RAMP)
  • Cooperative Severe Accident Research Program (CSARP)
CAMP focuses on thermal hydraulic system analysis codes (e.g., TRACE). CSARP focuses on severe accident codes (e.g., Methods for Estimation of Leakages and Consequences of Releases (MELCOR), MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System (MACCS)). RAMP focuses on radiation protection and dose assessment codes (e.g., Radiological Assessment Systems for Consequence Analysis (RASCAL), Radionuclide Transport and Removal and Dose Estimation (RADTRAD) Code, HABIT, VARSKIN, Decommissioning and Decontamination (DandD) Code, Phantom with Moving Arms and Legs (PIMAL) Code, and the radiological toolbox database).

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