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Title: The Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident and its impact on the NRC

Abstract

The accident at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant had a wide ranging affect on US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) programs. Many studies and investigations followed the accident, and many recommendations for change were included in the reports of these studies. These studies included the Special Inquiry Group (Rogovin) Report, the President's Commission (Kemeny) Report, the Health Physics Appraisal Program Report, and the TMI-2 Radiation Protection Program Report. Among the areas affected were operator training, control room design, utility management, emergency response planning, siting, engineered safety features, small-break loss-of-coolant accidents, distribution and assessment of relevant operational experience data, post-accident sampling, safety goals, the resident inspector program, and radiation protection programs, including equipment, facilities, and personnel adequacy. In addition, the recovery effort at TMI presented profound challenges in several areas of science and engineering, including radiation protection. Challenges presented by study and investigation findings and recommendations, and challenges emerging from the recovery process at TMI are examined. The NRC's responses to these challenges and their effects on the NRC's regulatory programs, with emphasis in the radiation protection area are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5897296
Report Number(s):
CONF-881011-
Journal ID: CODEN: TANSA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57; Conference: Joint meeting of the European Nuclear Society and the American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC, USA, 30 Oct - 4 Nov 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; THREE MILE ISLAND-2 REACTOR; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; US NRC; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; CALIBRATION; CONTROL ROOMS; DECONTAMINATION; DESIGN; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; INSPECTION; LOSS OF COOLANT; PIPES; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR OPERATORS; REACTOR SAFETY; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; RUPTURES; SAMPLING; TRAINING; ACCIDENTS; CLEANING; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EQUIPMENT; FAILURES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PERSONNEL; POWER REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL REACTORS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210200 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

Citation Formats

Alexander, R E, and Bell, J M. The Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident and its impact on the NRC. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Alexander, R E, & Bell, J M. The Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident and its impact on the NRC. United States.
Alexander, R E, and Bell, J M. Fri . "The Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident and its impact on the NRC". United States.
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abstractNote = {The accident at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant had a wide ranging affect on US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) programs. Many studies and investigations followed the accident, and many recommendations for change were included in the reports of these studies. These studies included the Special Inquiry Group (Rogovin) Report, the President's Commission (Kemeny) Report, the Health Physics Appraisal Program Report, and the TMI-2 Radiation Protection Program Report. Among the areas affected were operator training, control room design, utility management, emergency response planning, siting, engineered safety features, small-break loss-of-coolant accidents, distribution and assessment of relevant operational experience data, post-accident sampling, safety goals, the resident inspector program, and radiation protection programs, including equipment, facilities, and personnel adequacy. In addition, the recovery effort at TMI presented profound challenges in several areas of science and engineering, including radiation protection. Challenges presented by study and investigation findings and recommendations, and challenges emerging from the recovery process at TMI are examined. The NRC's responses to these challenges and their effects on the NRC's regulatory programs, with emphasis in the radiation protection area are discussed.},
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journal = {Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States)},
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