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Title: Data bases for rapid response to power reactor problems

The urgency of the TMI-2 incident demanded prompt answers to an imperious situation. In responding to these challenging circumstances, both government and industry recognized deficiencies in both availability of essential retrievable data and calculational capabilities designed to respond immediately to actual abnormal events. Each responded by initiating new programs to provide a remedy for the deficiencies and to generally improve all safety measures in the nuclear power industry. Many data bases and information centers offer generic data and other technology resources which are generally useful in support of nuclear safety programs. A few centers can offer rapid access to calculational methods and associated data and more will make an effort to do so. As a beneficial spin-off from the lessons learned from TMI-2, more technical effort and financial resources will be devoted to the prevention of accidents, and to improvement of safety measures in the immediate future and for long term R and D programs by both government and the nuclear power industry.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6930585
Report Number(s):
CONF-801095-1
TRN: 80-019261
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. international CODATA conference, Kyoto, Japan, 8 Oct 1980
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; REACTOR SAFETY; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION NEEDS; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; PUBLIC RELATIONS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; THREE MILE ISLAND-2 REACTOR; ACCIDENTS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; MANAGEMENT; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety