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Safety Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants

Written by AnnMarie Fauske | 09.12.17

Where's the one-stop-shop resource for nuclear safety for power plants?

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offer a Safety Requirements list.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) offers a resource page including plant operations safety and a list of other agencies.

And, the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) provides a safety standards and fundamentals resource. 

But, what are the "buzz words" and the nuts and bolts that go into understanding the components of a nuclear power plant and how to keep it safely operating? And, who provides plant operability testing and code analysis for severe accident phenomena to support both nuclear and environmental safety, as well as state-of-the-art methodology and laboratory tools for characterizing chemical systems.

Here are just a few of the items designed, engineered and tested in the nuclear plant safety process:

What else would you add?  There's certainly alot to discuss.  This is intended as a resource page. For more information on how nuclear power plants are tested, forecasted, maintained and engineered, contact us 630-323-8750