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Title: Risk Assessment Review Group report to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [PWR; BWR]

Abstract

The Risk Assessment Review Group was organized by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on July 1, 1977, with four elements to its charter: clarify the achievements and limitations of WASH-1400, the ''Rasmussen Report''; assess the peer comments thereon, and responses to those comments; study the present state of such risk assessment methodology; and recommend to the Commission how (and whether) such methodology can be used in the regulatory and licensing process. Areas of study include: risk assessment methodologies; statistical issues; completeness; the data base; and the WASH-1400 assessment of the damage to human health from radiation after a postulated accident. Specific items discussed include: Browns Ferry; common cause failure; human factors; format and scrutability; the peer review process; earthquakes; risk perception; allegations by UCS concerning WASH-1400 treatment of quality assurance and quality control; current role of probabilistic methods in the regulatory process; acts of violence; ATWS; influence of design defects in quality assurance failures; and calculation of population doses from given releases of radionuclides.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA). Ad Hock Risk Assessment Review Group
OSTI Identifier:
6489792
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-0400
TRN: 79-004042
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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 SAFETY; RISK ASSESSMENT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; US NRC; ACCIDENTS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; 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

Citation Formats

Lewis, H W, Budnitz, R J, Kouts, H J.C., Loewenstein, W B, Rowe, W D, von Hippel, F, and Zachariasen, F. Risk Assessment Review Group report to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [PWR; BWR]. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6489792.
Lewis, H W, Budnitz, R J, Kouts, H J.C., Loewenstein, W B, Rowe, W D, von Hippel, F, & Zachariasen, F. Risk Assessment Review Group report to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [PWR; BWR]. United States. doi:10.2172/6489792.
Lewis, H W, Budnitz, R J, Kouts, H J.C., Loewenstein, W B, Rowe, W D, von Hippel, F, and Zachariasen, F. Fri . "Risk Assessment Review Group report to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [PWR; BWR]". United States. doi:10.2172/6489792. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6489792.
@article{osti_6489792,
title = {Risk Assessment Review Group report to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [PWR; BWR]},
author = {Lewis, H W and Budnitz, R J and Kouts, H J.C. and Loewenstein, W B and Rowe, W D and von Hippel, F and Zachariasen, F},
abstractNote = {The Risk Assessment Review Group was organized by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on July 1, 1977, with four elements to its charter: clarify the achievements and limitations of WASH-1400, the ''Rasmussen Report''; assess the peer comments thereon, and responses to those comments; study the present state of such risk assessment methodology; and recommend to the Commission how (and whether) such methodology can be used in the regulatory and licensing process. Areas of study include: risk assessment methodologies; statistical issues; completeness; the data base; and the WASH-1400 assessment of the damage to human health from radiation after a postulated accident. Specific items discussed include: Browns Ferry; common cause failure; human factors; format and scrutability; the peer review process; earthquakes; risk perception; allegations by UCS concerning WASH-1400 treatment of quality assurance and quality control; current role of probabilistic methods in the regulatory process; acts of violence; ATWS; influence of design defects in quality assurance failures; and calculation of population doses from given releases of radionuclides.},
doi = {10.2172/6489792},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {9}
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