Development of an Updated Societal-Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Safety
This report briefly summarizes work done in FY 2013 on the subject LDRD. The working hypothesis is that societal disruption should be addressed in a safety goal. This is motivated by the point that the Fukushima disaster resulted in very little public dose, but enormous societal disruption; a goal that addressed societal disruption would fill a perceived gap in the US NRC safety goal structure. This year's work entailed analyzing the consequences of postulated accidents at various reactor sites in the US, specifically with a view to quantifying the number of people relocated and the duration of their relocation, to see whether this makes sense as a measure of societal disruption.
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- Conference: PSAM 12,Honolulu, Hawaii,06/22/2014,06/27/2014
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- Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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- United States
- 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Safety goal; Societal risk
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