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RR1 RADIOIODINE COLLECTION FILTER EFFICIENCY TESTING PROGRAM

by F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.  (Sep. 23, 2014)

The key elements of the F&J quality assurance program for the manufacture of TEDA impregnated charcoal and silver zeolite cartridges utilized in the collection of airborne radioactive iodine species in power plant atmospheres include the following: 1. Testing is performed on every batch of adsorbent material 2. ...

Radiation dosage case study

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 8, 2014)

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Team Dose Reconstruction Project assists the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by reconstructing the radiation doses received by workers at various Department of Energy and Atomic Weapons Employer facilities. This work involves personal interviews with claimants, retrieval and ...

Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

by Associated Press  (Jul. 10, 2014)

An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: ...

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention ...

Radiological safety and environmental monitoring aspects of mining and processing of uranium ore at Jaduguda, India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 23, 2014)

Low–grade uranium ore is mined and processed in India since the early 1970s. To adhere to the regulatory compliance monitoring of external gamma level, radon and long–lived alpha activity of ore dust is carried out in uranium mines. Apart from this, surface contamination is also monitored in radiologically important areas of ore processing plant. ...

Nuclear energy: societal and knowledge management aspects

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Multidisciplinary complexity and special characteristics of nuclear energy management lead to varied public perception of associated risks. Arguments on how nuclear power plants might contribute to sustainability or threaten it are discussed. Energy produced from nuclear power reactors may contribute to the economic development of the country they ...

Public perception and attitude of the young generation towards nuclear energy and its safety in South Korea

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

Safety of nuclear power plants became a primary concern after the Fukushima accident. Public perception and attitude towards nuclear power has been considered an important factor that can influence the future development of nuclear energy. However, there are few empirical researches studying those issues. To explore those issues, this paper uses ...

Common sense considerations on nuclear safety today

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

Several recent astonishing events at nuclear plants are recalled in this paper. These events are of the type of 'possible but not credible' events. The Fukushima tsunami (2011) is the most recent and catastrophic one. A discussion is made on the present (very conservative) safety philosophy and on the reasons why, notwithstanding it, catastrophe ...

Operational and decommissioning safety

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

The paper highlights the safety aspects during the operational and the decommissioning stages of a nuclear power station. It discusses the safety issues that must be taken into account starting from the design stage until the final restoration of the site. Also, the safety of the plant extension life is mentioned.Keywords: decommissioning safety, ...

Dynamical safety assessment of hydrogen production nuclear power plants using system dynamics method

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 28, 2013)

Nuclear power plants for hydrogen production are investigated in the aspect of nuclear safety. The non–linear dynamical safety assessment is introduced for the analysis of the high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) which is used for hydrogen production as well as electricity generation. The dynamical algorithm is adjusted for the safety ...

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