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Regular Paper Vol.7 No.1 (2015) p.8 - p.13

Update on Implementation of Severe Accident Countermeasures in the United States

Ryan VANSTON1, Francis FERRARACCIO2, Nirmal JAIN2, Daniel FLAHIVE2, and Lauren HELSTOSKY2

1 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry Township, PA, USA 16066
2 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 20 International Drive, Windsor, CT, USA 06095

The progress of the nuclear industry within the United States (U.S.) in responding to regulatory changes following the events at Fukushima Dai-ichi is significant and rapidly evolving. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) has issued questions related to submitted utility approaches in satisfying Order EA-12-049. In addition to responding to these questions, the U.S. nuclear industry has continued to perform plant modifications, procure equipment, establish national response centers, establish new plant procedures, and address other Regulatory Orders and Directives. In addition to these required activities, the U.S. nuclear industry has also identified means to utilize these new capabilities to provide other benefits.
U.S. FLEX, ELAP Response, Mitigating Strategies, EA-12-049
Full Paper: PDF EJAM Vol.7No.1 pp.8-13 "Update on Implementation of Severe Accident Countermeasures in the United States"
Article Information
Article history:
Received 11 November 2014
Accepted 19 January 2015