Nuclear reactors (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Update of Cost Information on Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project
EMD-81-112: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
GAO was asked for updated figures for the cost and schedule data which had been provided by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) on various licensing scenarios for the Clinch River facility. ERDA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission provided more recent data to update the information.The current cost estimate for the Clinch River breeder reactor plant is based on the licensin...
Nuclear Reactor Options To Reduce the Risk of Proliferation and To Succeed Current Light Water Reactor Technology
EMD-79-15: Published: May 23, 1979. Publicly Released: May 23, 1979.
Nearly all commercial nuclear reactors in the United States are light water reactors. Until recently, the "heir apparent" to the light water reactor was the liquid metal fast breeder reactor. Primarily because of proliferation concerns, the liquid metal fast breeder reactor program has been deemphasized.None of the technical alterations to current nuclear power systems proposed is proliferation-pr...
Need To Include Mill Losses in Uranium Resource Demand Analyses
EMD-79-50: Published: Apr 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1979.
The adequacy of the uranium resource base has become a significant issue in the discussion of the long-term role of nuclear power. An assessment of the future role of nuclear power in the United States is now being completed.Many studies do not account for the uranium losses from milling the uranium-bearing ore to extract U308. As a result these studies understate the actual demand of a nuclear re...
Licensing Practices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
105662: Apr 18, 1978
The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold a public hearing before it issues a license to construct a nuclear powerplant. This gives the public an opportunity to intervene or question licensing decisions and to resolve technical or environmental questions relating to the proposed construction. A recent report discussing the NRC's procedures for submittin...
Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Role in Federal Efforts To Select Nuclear Fission Technologies for Future Development
EMD-78-44: Published: Mar 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1978.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) role in federal efforts to select nuclear fission technologies for future development needs to be strengthened. It is likely the President and Congress will use Department of Energy (DOE) proposals on which nuclear reactor and fuel cycle technologies should be selected for future research, development, and demonstration programs. Better decisions could be...
Deferral of Appropriations for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project
OGC-77-21: Published: Jun 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1977.
The President's proposed deferral of $31.8 million in budget authority appropriated to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project (CRBRP) was reviewed to determine if the action was properly classified and if proposed curtailment of CRBRP exceeded statutory authority. The proposed deferral was submitted for a required 45-day period during...
Evaluation of the Status of the Fast Flux Test Facility Program
EMD-76-13: Published: Nov 15, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1976.
The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) was authorized by Congress in 1967. The FFTF is intended to test nuclear fuels and materials most apt to work safely and economically in future breeder reactors.The Energy Research and Development Agency believes that 37- and 19-pin tests will be adequate for closed loop test purposes; and 37-pin tests will provide valid and useful data for establishing design an...
Poor Management of a Nuclear Light Water Reactor Safety Project
EMD-76-4: Published: Aug 25, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1976.
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International Cooperation in Energy Research and Development
098248: Jul 2, 1976
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