Commercial Nuclear Power: Assuring Safety for the Future

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Wiley, Mar 23, 1998 - Science - 508 pages
Describes the role that nuclear power could play as a viable option in meeting future electrical energy needs.
  • Describes nuclear plant operating practices and the regulatory oversight process that assures safety.
  • Addresses significant accidental occurrences and describes how future accidents can be avoided through the application of the latest methods for systematic analysis of accident potential to derive the most effective accident prevention and accident mitigation measures.
  • Lessons learned and emerging trends in the industry.
  • Provides insights into the international demand and forecasts for electricity production from available fuels.

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Types of Health and Environmental Effects
Control and Safety Systems
Accident Prevention

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CHARLES B. RAMSEY is a physical scientist with MS studies in special problems in nuclear engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Reactor Inspector certification for preoperational testing, startup, power operation, and shutdown of nuclear power plants from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Training Center. He serves as the Functional Program Manager for Fire Protection and Nuclear Safety at the U.S. Department of Energy.

MOHAMMAD MODARRES is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Reliability Engineering, Director of the Center for Reliability Engineering, and Acting Director of the Center for Technology Risk Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He is the cofounder and president of the International Functional Modeling and Applications Association.

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