Nuclear Power Safety

Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste ManagementThe Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy assigned to develop and manage a federal system for disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and high-level radioactive waste from national defense activities.
Nuclear Power Plant AccidentsChronology of Nuclear Power Plant Accidents.
Center for Nuclear and Toxic Waste Management at the University of California at BerkeleyThe Berkeley Center for Nuclear and Toxic Waste Management was established in 1993 bringing together experts from many disciplines to work together to address the issues surrounding nuclear and toxic waste management. The premise of our activities is that decisions leading to effective solutions for nuclear and toxic waste management problems require the simultaneous consideration of a broad set of technical and non-technical issues.
Yucca Mountain StandardsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for developing and issuing environmental standards and criteria to ensure that public health and the environment are adequately protected from potential radiation impacts from waste stored or disposed in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Yucca Mountain site is located in Nye County, approximately 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, and on the southwestern boundary of the Nevada Test Site. Yucca Mountain is an irregularly shaped elevated land mass six to 10 km wide (four to six miles) and about 40 km (25 miles) long. A waste repository would be about 300 meters (one thousand feet) below the crest of Yucca Mountain and about the same distance above the water table under the mountain.
The History of Nuclear Power SafetyA chronology of nuclear safety research and development.
International Nuclear Safety CenterThe International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC), which operates under the guidance of the Director of International Nuclear Safety and Cooperation (NN-30) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has the mission of improving nuclear power reactor safety worldwide. The INSC is dedicated to the goals of developing enhanced nuclear safety technology and promoting the open exchange of nuclear safety information among nations. The INSC sponsors scientific research activities as collaborations between the U.S. and its international partners, who have also established safety centers in their countries. INSC activities are currently focused on Soviet-designed nuclear power plants in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Nuclear Policy Information CenterPerspectices on Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste Storage and the Threat Posed by Terrorism

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