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Helping to save the plant safety puzzle: An overview of PRA
Probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) have advanced the safe operation of the U.S. reactor fleet over many decades. Risk insights from PRAs have provided information from many different perspectives, from what is most important to maintain at a facility to a better understanding of how to address new information regarding safety issues. The methods and tools that have supported the creation and enhancement of PRA models were established through multiple decades of research, starting with WASH-1400, The Reactor Safety Study,1 published in 1975, through the comprehensive plant-specific models in use today.
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The Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award (also known as the Rockwell Award) is based on long-term or lifetime achievement in research, technology development, or education in the fields of radiation protection, shielding, or dosimetry. It is expected that most recipients will have been long-time active members of the Society. Moreover, most recipients will be authors of publications, who made significant contributions to the state of the art in the Radiation Protection and Shielding (RP&S) area.
This award will be awarded to an individual or group when working closely together and contribute equally to accomplishments. It is awarded no more than once a year. The award may be given posthumously.
This award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $500.
This award was established by the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (RPSD) in November 1986 by presentation of the initial award to its namesake, Theodore Rockwell, III, on the 30th anniversary of the publication of his contribution titled The Radiation Shielding Design Manual.
Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee of the RPSD. The Executive Committee of the Division elects recipients by 80% positive vote of the members present at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
The Chair of the RPSD then notifies the recipient after their election by the Executive Committee. The Chair will have an announcement of the award prepared for ANS News. The award is presented by the Division Chair at a suitable occasion selected by the Executive Committee. The ANS Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and support as appropriate.
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535