Emergency Planning at Seabrook Nuclear Powerplant: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, November 18, 1986
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987 - 707 pages
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Page 221 - States that : (a) The development, use, and control of atomic energy shall be directed so as to make the maximum contribution to the general welfare, subject at all times to the paramount objective of making the maximum contribution to the common defense and security.
Page 221 - SECTION 1. DECLARATION. — Atomic energy is capable of application for peaceful as well as military purposes. It is therefore declared to be the policy of the United States that— "a. the development, use, and control of atomic energy shall be directed so as to make the maximum contribution to the general welfare, subject at all times to the paramount objective of making the maximum contribution to the common defense and security ; and "b.
Page 24 - TMI, we must not assume that an accident of this or greater seriousness cannot happen again, even if the changes we recommend are made. Therefore, in addition to doing everything to prevent such accidents, we must be fully prepared to minimize the potential impact of such an accident on public health and safety, should one occur in the future.
Page 152 - ... d. a program to encourage widespread participation in the development and utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes to the maximum extent consistent with the common defense and security and with the health and safety of the public; e.
Page 276 - The NRC will base its finding on a review of the FEMA findings and determinations as to whether State and local emergency plans are adequate and capable of being implemented, and on the NRC assessment as to whether the licensee's emergency plans are adequate and capable of being implemented.
Page 185 - the state of onsite and offsite emergency preparedness provides reasonable assurance that adequate protective measures can and will be taken in the event of a radiological emergency.
Page 24 - Is that, given the present level of safety being achieved by the operating nuclear power plants In this country, we can expect to see a core meltdown accident within the next 20 years and it Is possible that such an accident could result in off-site releases of radiation which are as large as, or larger than, the releases estimated to have occurred at Chernobyl.
Page 147 - Planning Basis for the Development of State and Local Government Radiological Emergency Response Plans in Support of Light Water Nuclear Power Plants, NUREG-0396 (EPA 520/1-78-016), December 1978.
Page 474 - ... of the sum of prompt fatality risks resulting from other accidents to which members of the US population are generally exposed.
Page 285 - ... presumes that offslte Individuals may become contaminated with radioactive material or may be exposed to dangerous levels of radiation or perhaps both. Planning for emergencies 1s required as a prudent risk reduction measure for these Individuals. Since a range of accidents with widely differing offslte consequences can be postulated, the regulation does not depend on the assumption that a particular type of accident may or will occur. In fact, no specific accident sequences should be specified...