Engineering Challenges in U.S. Nuclear Reactor Safety Jack Grobe, Associate Director for Engineering and Safety Systems Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 11, 2008 Agenda NRC Overview NRC Educational Support Activities NRR Overview
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Jack Grobe, Associate Director for Engineering and Safety Systems
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 11, 2008
License and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.
- Oversight, and
- Incident Response
S.C. Electric & Gas
NuStartPotential New Reactor Applicants
Missing portion of outer bank vertical plate, approx. 6 in. x 9 in.
Tie bar to attachment welds
Plate attachment stitch weld
Tip of gusset plate
Surge Nozzle-to-Safe End
Dissimilar Metal Weld
Safety/Relief Nozzle-to-Safe End Dissimilar Metal Weld
degradation can reasonably
be expected in the future
of proactive materials
Digital I&C Issues Compared to Pre-ASB Data
Questions ? Compared to Pre-ASB Data