TITLE

Tougher Airplane Protection Rules May Slow New Nukes

AUTHOR(S)
Beattie, Jeff
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Defense Daily;2/23/2009, Vol. 241 Issue 32, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the rule drafted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which requires the new U.S. reactors be designed to withstand the impact of large commercial aircraft. The rule sets specific performance criteria requiring reactor vendors to show that their design has features that will keep the reactor core cool in case of an aircraft collision, or that the reactor containment shell will remain intact to contain radiation released from a breach of the reactor's core.
ACCESSION #
37244734

 

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