Nuclear Power Plant Design and Seismic Safety Considerations

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This report presents some of the general design concepts of operating nuclear power plants in order to discuss design considerations for seismic events. This report does not attempt to conclude whether one design is inherently safer or less safe than another plant. Nor does it attempt to conclude whether operating nuclear power plants are at any greater or lesser risk from earthquakes given recent updates to seismic data and seismic hazard maps.

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Location(s): Japan
Creation Date: January 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Andrews, Anthony

Specialist in Energy and Defense Policy

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Folger, Peter

Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 12, 2012
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Japan
Description:

This report presents some of the general design concepts of operating nuclear power plants in order to discuss design considerations for seismic events. This report does not attempt to conclude whether one design is inherently safer or less safe than another plant. Nor does it attempt to conclude whether operating nuclear power plants are at any greater or lesser risk from earthquakes given recent updates to seismic data and seismic hazard maps.

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42 pages.

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