U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 2-07
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"The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards is of the
opinion that, as a principle, where such engineered safeguards
are incorporated in plants, they should be so designed and
built that their reliability can be tested continuously or at
least frequently under design conditions, or under conditions
such that conservative extrapolation to design conditions can
be made. This would insure that no deterioration occurs that
could lead to increases in the postulated effects of accidents."
2.2.3 Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
Legislation pertaining to atomic energy would normally originate in
the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (JCAE). The Committee is composed
of nine members of the Senate and nine members of the House of Representa-
tives. The functions of this committee include a continuing survey of the
activities of the AEC and of problems relating to the development, use,
and control of atomic energy. In the past several years the Committee
has held hearings on the following subjects related to containment:
1. Radiation safety and regulation, 7 June 12-15, 1961,
2. Radiation standards, including fallout, 8 June 4-7, 1962,
3. Development, growth, and state of atomic energy industry,9
February 20-21, 1963,
4. Fallout, radiation standards, and countermeasures,l0
June 3-6, 1963.
2.2.4 State Activities in Atomic Energy
The activities of the various states in the regulation of radiation
hazards are described in the following quotation from the AEC publication
"Development of atomic energy for peaceful purposes in
the last two decades brought with it the need to protect from
radiation hazards the persons who work with it or are otherwise
likely to be exposed to ionizing radiation. It was evident
that special health and safety hazards were involved and
special protective regulation necessary.
"Early regulations were issued in some States under general
safety authority already existing. For instance, in 1945, the
Arkansas State Board of Health issued a code that prescribed
'minimum sanitary requirements for the protection of health
of all employees,' referring specifically to 'radiation' and
'radioactive materials.' Effective in 1947, an Ohio Public
Health Council code included radiation exposure limits for X-ray,
radium, and radon. In 1952, a New Jersey State Department of
Health code required that all radiation sources be 'shielded,
transported, handled, used and kept in such manner as to prevent
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Cottrell, William B. & Savolainen, A. W. U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1, report, August 1965; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc101033/m1/93/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.