Perspectives on plant vulnerabilities & other plant and containment improvements

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The primary goal of the Individual Plant Examination (IPE) Program was for licensees to identify plant-unique vulnerabilities and actions to address these vulnerabilities. A review of these vulnerabilities and plant improvements that were identified in the IPEs was performed as part of the IPE Insights Program sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The purpose of this effort was to characterize the identified vulnerabilities and the impact of suggested plant improvements. No specific definition for {open_quotes}vulnerability{close_quotes} was provided in NRC Generic Letter 88-20 or in the subsequent NRC IPE submittal guidance documented in NUREG-1335. Thus licensees were left to ... continued below

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LaChance, J.; Kolaczkowski, A. & Kahn, J. January 1, 1996.

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The primary goal of the Individual Plant Examination (IPE) Program was for licensees to identify plant-unique vulnerabilities and actions to address these vulnerabilities. A review of these vulnerabilities and plant improvements that were identified in the IPEs was performed as part of the IPE Insights Program sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The purpose of this effort was to characterize the identified vulnerabilities and the impact of suggested plant improvements. No specific definition for {open_quotes}vulnerability{close_quotes} was provided in NRC Generic Letter 88-20 or in the subsequent NRC IPE submittal guidance documented in NUREG-1335. Thus licensees were left to use their own definitions. Only 20% of the plants explicitly stated that they had vulnerabilities. However, most licensees identified other plant improvements to address issues not explicitly classified as vulnerabilities, but pertaining to areas in which overall plant safety could potentially be increased. The various definitions of {open_quotes}vulnerability{close_quotes} used by the licensees, explicitly identified vulnerabilities, proposed plant improvements to address these vulnerabilities, and other plant improvements are summarized and discussed.

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  • 23. water reactor safety information meeting, Bethesda, MD (United States), 23-25 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96004579
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0033C
  • Report No.: CONF-9510156--5
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 184249
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669482

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LaChance, J.; Kolaczkowski, A. & Kahn, J. Perspectives on plant vulnerabilities & other plant and containment improvements, article, January 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669482/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.