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NRC schedules webinars on Holtec’s proposed New Mexico storage site
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled four webinars in late August and early September to present its draft environmental findings and receive comments on Holtec International’s proposed consolidated spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico. Webinars were previously held on June 23 and July 9.
As published in the August 13 Federal Register, the public comment webinars will be held on August 20 from 6–9 p.m., August 25 from 2–5 p.m., August 26 from 6–9 p.m., and September 2 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. All times are Eastern. Information for the webinars is posted on the NRC’s Public Meetings webpage.
Gaston Thiell, Xavier de la Roncière, Marc Dupont, Guy Coureau, Philippe Joyer
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 43 | Number 3 | May 2003 | Pages 478-483
Technical Paper | Safety and Environment | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST03-A294
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Risk assessment of a complex system that uses new technologies is described: the MegaJoule Laser (LMJ). The steps to obtaining the safety and security goals for LMJ are highlighted, i.e., to ensure safe operation, to put in place detection systems and means to prevent or limit serious accidents, and to limit the consequences to the environment and the workers. The objective is to show what has been done during LMJ design and construction to prevent serious accidents during routine operations and maintenance.The risks during operations and maintenance of the LMJ facility are identified by a preliminary risk analysis. The safety management to address adequately the protective features is described. As an example, a main accidental scenario in the LMJ target area is emphasized: workers' exposure to hazardous levels of nuclear radiation. The LMJ operation and maintenance safety requirements that must be taken into account by the industrial firms to which LMJ contracts have been awarded are discussed.