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Risk Guidelines for the Nuclear Materials and Waste Arenas

  • Robert A. Bari
  • Vinod Mubayi
  • Edward Grove
  • Mohamed A. Azarm
  • Edward Chow
  • Alan Rubin
Conference paper

Abstract

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) regulates a wide range of materials and waste facilities and activities. In 1999, the Commission directed the staff to develop appropriate risk guidelines as one part of an overall framework to risk-inform NMSS regulatory activities. This paper presents the current status of work on draft risk guidelines for the nuclear materials and waste arenas and focuses on risk from accidents at operating facilities or activities. Both qualitative and quantitative guidelines are under consideration for public and worker health and safety.

Keywords

Nuclear Material Nuclear Regulatory Commission Probabilistic Risk Assessment Fatality Risk Safety Goal 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Bari
    • 1
  • Vinod Mubayi
    • 1
  • Edward Grove
    • 1
  • Mohamed A. Azarm
    • 1
  • Edward Chow
    • 2
  • Alan Rubin
    • 2
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  2. 2.U. S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionWashington, D. C.USA

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