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Development of Fusion Safety Standards

G. R. Longhurst, D. A. Petti, G. A. Dinneen, J. S. Herring, J. DeLooper, J. D. Levine, M. J. Gouge

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 29 / Number 4 / July 1996 / Pages 627-631


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Two new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standards have been prepared to assist in the design and regulation of magnetic fusion facilities. They are DOE-STD-6002-96, “Safety of Magnetic Fusion Facilities — Requirements,” and DOE-STD-6003-96 “Safety of Magnetic Fusion Facilities — Guidance.” The first standard sets forth requirements, mostly based on the Code of Federal Regulations, deemed necessary for the safe design and operation of fusion facilities and a set of safety principles to use in the design. The second standard provides guidance on how to meet the requirements identified in DOE-STD-6002-96. It is written specifically for a facility such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in the DOE regulatory environment. As technical standards, they are applicable only to the extent that compliance with these standards is included in the contracts of the developers.

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