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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Per F. Peterson
Nuclear Technology | Volume 179 | Number 1 | July 2012 | Pages 45-51
Technical Paper | Special Issue on Safeguards / Fuel Cycle and Management | doi.org/10.13182/NT179-45
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The proliferation resistance and physical protection evaluation methodology provides a structured approach to assess a nuclear energy system's capability to respond to security challenges. The methodology applies a threat/system response/outcome framework to identify and characterize potential system vulnerabilities, and to guide designers toward system designs that minimize or eliminate these vulnerabilities. Application of the methodology during conceptual design provides an opportunity to develop functional requirements and design bases that can be used subsequently in the detailed design to achieve high proliferation resistance and physical protection robustness. This paper reviews the major elements of the methodology, including insights from recent studies using the methodology.