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LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
OMEGA WEST REACTOR RESTART
MODERATE PROGRESS MADE
o Significant improvement made in on-site management
attitude toward reactor safety
c Marked improvement in site staff ownership for restart
o Staff attitude positive - in charge and willing to learn
o Recognized and addressing cultural shortfalls
o Organization strengthened to reinforce safety needs
through Operations Review Committee and Configuration
o improvements to Control Room arrangement and operating
panels in progress
o Addressing concerns raised by
- Reactor Scram of December 1992
- DNFSB visits (2)
- Class C Investigation Report
- Class B Investigation draft
o Management and staff organization clarified
- Approved site organization appropriate for expected
o Formality of/Conduct of Operations training begun
- Visited Operating Class A and B reactors
- Indoctrination course given to entire staff
- Concepts being practiced
- Good practices accepted
DIFFICULTIES IN RESTART EFFORT
o Management plan for restart not in place or in use
- Priorities of effort not identified
o Integrated work plan and schedule not in place
- Progress made but time not used most effectively
- Operator training subsumed by other duties
- Work done on many items not essential to restart
- Management has no tools to determine if progress
and expenditures proper and focussed on restart
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Omega West Reactor restart, report, August 27, 1993; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706694/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.