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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Feedback from nuclear sector to inform hearing on NRC licensing process
Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last month sent letters to a variety of nuclear sector stakeholders requesting input in preparation for a June 14 hearing titled “Oversight of NRC: Ensuring Efficient and Predictable Nuclear Safety Regulation for a Prosperous America.” (The hearing will be livestreamed at https://energycommerce.house.gov/.)
“We invite you to submit to the committee information and recommendations to improve the licensing review and approval process, as well as the oversight of NRC licensees,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are interested in NRC activities involving the licensing and oversight of today’s operating reactors, as well as the siting, licensing, construction, and oversight of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.” The letter also noted the committee’s interest in “improving NRC efficiency, management of regulatory costs and fees, public health and safety, staff effectiveness and culture, collaboration with the Department of Energy, and international activities.”
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NISD
Thursday, December 2, 2021|1:00–2:45PM EST |Columbia 4
Jeffrey T. Mitman
Askin Guler Yigitoglu
Mihai A. Diaconeasa (NCSU)
In August 2020 a derecho hit Duane Arnold head on causing a loss of offsite power lasting about 24 hours. Winds speeds exceeded 80 mph for over 20 minutes with peak speeds exceeding 100 mph. A complication was debris fouling of service water pump suction strainers requiring bypassing one of the strainers. This session will describe what happened to the plant, how the plant successfully dealt with the event including site preparations, response and what could have been improved. In addition, the session will explore the risk insights gained on both Duane Arnold and other plants.
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