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Title: Reactor safety study. An assessment of accident risks in U. S. commercial nuclear power plants. Executive summary: main report. [PWR and BWR]

Reactor safety study. An assessment of accident risks in U. S. commercial nuclear power plants. Executive summary: main report. [PWR and BWR] Information is presented concerning the objectives and organization of the reactor safety study; the basic concepts of risk; the nature of nuclear power plant accidents; risk assessment methodology; reactor accident risk; and comparison of nuclear risks to other societal risks.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 7134131
Report Number(s):WASH-1400-MR; NUREG-75/014-MR
TRN: 77-002146
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. (USA)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; USA; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; ACCIDENTS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210100 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled