ABSTRACT

U.S. NRC Fact Sheet: Seismic Issues for Existing Nuclear Power Plants   [open pdf - 39KB]

This United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) factsheet gives a background on NRC's examination of earthquake-related information to determine if the data effects hazard analysis for some U.S. nuclear power plants. It briefly discusses earthquake (or seismic) hazard, the probability (or likelihood) of earthquakes occurring, the evolving knowledge about earthquakes, and the NRC response to increased estimated central and eastern United States earthquake hazards.

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Date:
2008-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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