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Nuclear Safety provides the methods and data needed to evaluate and manage the safety of nuclear facilities and related processes using risk-based safety analysis, and provides readers with the techniques to assess the consequences of radioactive releases. The book covers relevant international and regional safety criteria (US, IAEA, EUR, PUN, URD, INI). The contents deal with each of the critical components of a nuclear plant, and provide an analysis of the risks arising from a variety of sources, including earthquakes, tornadoes, external impact and human factors. It also deals with the safety of underground nuclear testing and the handling of radioactive waste. Covers all plant components and potential sources of risk including human, technical and natural factors. Brings together information on nuclear safety for which the reader would previously have to consult many different and expensive sources. Provides international design and safety criteria and an overview of regulatory regimes.
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For many years, as a direct result of international governmental concern, the nuclear power industry has been at the forefront of industrial safety. This text represents a cross-disciplinary look at the human factors developments in this industry, with wider applications for the entire industrial sector. Technical, psychological and social aspects of industrial safety come under the scrutiny of scientists and engineers from an array of different backgrounds. The contributors are international safety scientists from the USA, Japan and Europe, and their chapters deal with a variety of issues: from theoretical aspects of applicable cultural models, to reviews of actual safety performance in specific plants.
Elements of nuclear safety.
Currently, 437 civilian nuclear power reactors are operating in 29 countries, and 56 more are under construction. After the Chernobyl accident, representatives of over 50 nations, including the U.S., participated in the development of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, a treaty that seeks to promote the safety of civilian nuclear power reactors. The Convention has been in force since 1996. This report assessed: (1) parties' views on the benefits and limitations of the Convention; (2) efforts to improve implementation of the Convention; and (3) how Internat. Atomic Energy Agency programs complement the Convention's safety goals. The report surveyed the 64 parties to the Convention for which it was in force at the time of this review. Charts and tables.
The results of an examination of issues related to the adequacy of security at the DoE Los Alamos Nat. Lab. (LANL), NM; the Dept.1s security inspection process; and the feasibility of federalizing the Dept.1s security forces. In March 1989 the contract security force at the LANL began a 10-week strike. During the strike, DoE used temporary replacements from other facilities. LANL carries out nuclear weapons R&D, design, and testing activities. Therefore, continuous, effective security is essential to protect nuclear materials, weapons, and information. This report evaluates: the adequacy of security at LANL and other DoE facilities, DoE1s oversight of protective forces, and the feasibility of establishing Fed. security forces at DoE facilities.

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