Conference Proceedings Paper
PLANT HABITABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR POINT LEPREAU GENERATING STATION DURING A SEVERE ACCIDENT RESULTING FROM STATION BLACKOUT CONDITIONS*
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3
D. Mullin (NB Power, Point Lepreau Generating Station)
In response to the CNSC Fukushima Action Plan, the CANDU Owners Group (COG) developed a methodology for assessing nuclear power plant habitability under Joint Project 4426 and to determine if any improvement actions are necessary to provide a high degree of assurance that a severe accident can be managed from a human and organizational performance perspective. NB Power has applied the methodology considering a station black-out scenario (representative case), and assessed the effects of non-radiological hazards and radiological hazards in the context of operator dose relative to emergency dose limits. The paper will discuss the overall methodology, findings and recommendations.
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