TITLE

A Trip Down Relicensing Lane

AUTHOR(S)
Schimmoller, Brian
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Power Engineering;Jan2010, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author offers a discussion of how the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) process the relicensing applications of nuclear units. In April 2009, it is estimated that half of the nuclear units in the U.S. had successfully renewed their operating licenses. He notes the consistency of the amount of time between license renewal applications submittal to the NRC and license renewal approval. According to the author, the ultimate test for license renewal is the performance of the nuclear plants after 40 to 60 years.
ACCESSION #
47676647

 

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