Workshop on Frameworks for Developing a Safety Goal (NUREG/CP-0018)

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Manuscript Completed: June 1981
Date Published: June 1981

Sponsored by:
Office of Policy Evaluation
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555

Proceedings prepared by:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973

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The "Workshop on Frameworks for Developing a Safety Goal" was designed to help in pointing to directions for narrowing safety goal options for further consideration. The topics addressed included both quantitative and qualitative elements and economic, ethical, social and political issues. It was a discussion workshop, involving invited, knowledgeable persons representing a broad range of viewpoints, drawn from technical, social and humane disciplines. The general objective of the Workshop was to develop an information base on specific topics related to the formulation of a safety goal. "Toward a Safety Goal: Discussion of Preliminary Policy Considerations" (NUREG-0764) was used as a principal basis of discussion at the Workshop, but discussion was not limited to the content or scope of that document. "An Approach to Quantitative Safety Goal" (NUREG-0739), a study prepared by the NRC's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), was used in the discussions as one example of a concrete application of concepts discussed and as a point of reference for comments.

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