NRC pushes plants on fire safety

July 1998
ENR: Engineering News-Record;07/20/98, Vol. 241 Issue 3, p23
Trade Publication
Reports that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of the United States has set 1998 deadlines for nuclear power plants to fulfill their commitments to correct shortcomings of Thermo-Lag fire barrier material installed in their facilities. Comment from Sam Collins of NRC; Issue regrading the ability of Thermo-Lag to meet NRC criteria for fire safety; Cost of civil penalties sought by NRC against Thermal Science Incorporated.


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