July 13th, 2011 – Fukushima and the NRC’s Response

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NUPIC
20th Annual
Vendor Meeting
Oak Brook, IL
June 15 – 16, 2011

Fukushima and the NRC’s Response

Greg Galletti
Office of New Reactors

NRC Operations Center Activated
– Monitor for U.S. Plant Impact
– Coordinate Actions with other US Government Agencies
– Monitor and Analyze Event (e.g., Rad. Release and Pathway)

Data Evaluation and Assessment
Executive Team
Reactor Safety Team
Protective Measures Team
Liaison Team
• Intra/Inter Agency Coordination
•DOD, DOE, EPA, State
Department, USAID, MITI, NISA

Information Notice 2011-05 TOHOKU-TAIHEIYOU-OKI EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS ON JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (ML110760432)
• NRC Bulletin 2011-01: Mitigating Strategies (ML111250360)
• NRC TI 2515/183: Follow up to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear station Fuel Damage Event (ML11077A077)

Information Notice 2011-05 “TOHOKU-TAIHEIYOU-OKI EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS ON JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS” (ML110760432)• Provided history of regulatory actions– General Design Criteria (10 CFR Part 50 Appendix A)– EA-02-026, “Order for Interim Safeguards and Security Compensatory Measures” (the ICM Order) dated February25, 2002. Section B.5.b – restore core, spent fuel pool and containment cooling 10 50 63 “Loss of All Alternating Power ”

– CFR 50.63, Current Power,

• Provide update of future potential actions

– Developing a TI for performance of independent assessments of nuclear power plant readiness to address beyond design-basis natural phenomena under the Reactor Oversight Process.

– Considering action requesting operating plants to provide specific information relating to their facilities to enable the NRC staff to complete a regulatory assessment of beyond design basis phenomena.

• Provided update of industry actions

– Verification of the capability to mitigate conditions that result from severe adverse events, including the loss of significant operational and safety systems due to natural events, fires, aircraft impact and explosions

– Verification of the capability to mitigate a total loss of electric power to a nuclear power plant

– Verification of the capability to mitigate flooding and the impact of floods on systems inside and outside the plant

– Identification of the potential for loss of equipment functions during seismic events appropriate for the site and the development of mitigating strategies to address potential vulnerabilities

 

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