Category Archives: NUCLEAR POWER the PUBLIC

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS AND PARTICIPANTS

This page intentionally left blank List of contributors and participants Dean E. Abrahamson, M. D., is an assistant professor in the Depart­ments of Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Minne­sota. He is president of the Minnesota Committee for Environmental Information and vice president of the Scientist’s Institute for Public In­formation in New York. He is author of several […]

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AEC Licensing Procedures

Applicants who propose to build and operate nuclear reactors are re­quired to include in their applications all technical information required to support the application. For instance, the application must include a safety analysis containing the technical information required for an evaluation of: the safety of the proposed activities, including the suitability of the site; the design of the proposed facility […]

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DISCUSSION OF PAPERS BETWEEN PAGES 3 AND 86 smith. Again questions have been written by individuals in the audi­ence and submitted to me. I shall draw them randomly

audience. Comment on this flexibility, please. Can CFR 20.160E allow the aec to limit discharges below mpc when the mpd is exceeded in a sample of food? auerbach. The flexibility, as I understand it, is partly based on the nature of the population that is to be exposed, or may be exposed, to the radiation. I should make the point […]

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WATER POWER

The only channel of solar-energy flux which lends itself readily to large-scale industrial power production is water power. According to the Federal Power Commission, the maximum ultimate water-power capacity of the United States is approximately 161,000 megawatts. Of this, the present installed capacity of 45,000 megawatts amounts to 28 per cent. The corresponding water-power capacity for the whole world is […]

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NORMAL OPERATION

Although considerable effort has been directed toward accident considerations (e. g., emergency core cooling and containment), normal plant releases are also of extremely high importance. The reason I have thus far dwelt upon accident considerations is that accidents are the only means by which it can be hypothesized that appreciable radioactivity could be released from a nuclear plant to the […]

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Role of the Regulatory Staff

Once the aec regulatory staff concludes that the “reasonable assur­ance” test has been met, it abandons all pretense of being in any sense the applicant’s adversary and becomes the applicant’s enthusiastic ally doing all within its power to procure speedy issuance of the construction permit. This begins with the staff’s safety analysis report, which goes to great pains to allay […]

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RADIATION STANDARDS

One effective way of placing benefits and risks in appropriate bal­ance is through the development of standards. As the Federal Radiation Council (1960) stated to the President: “The fundamental problem in establishing radiation protection guides is to allow as much of the benefi­cial uses of ionizing radiation as possible while assuring that man is not ex­posed to undue hazard. To […]

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