Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station hosted scientists from the Idaho National
Laboratory (INL) recently that were on site testing a pilot project for
performing procedure tasks using a computer-based format.
Phase I development of the Nuclear Concrete Materials Database (NCMDB) to
support the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program has been completed. The
database was developed using the Oak Ridge National Laboratory materials
database infrastructure established for the Generation IV Materials Handbook.
In 2012, the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program focused on
research and development to support the long-term operation of our nation's
commercial nuclear power plants. Read about the DOE research, development, and
demonstration role and some of the efforts achieved during 2012 in this LWRS
Program Accomplishments Report.
The Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory is a
complete virtual nuclear control room created to safely test new technologies
before they are implemented in real commercial reactor control rooms.
An accomplishments report highlighting progress in the development of the
scientific basis, and science-based methodologies and tools, for the safe and
economical long-term operation of the nation's high-performing fleet of
commercial nuclear energy facilities.
This report covers selected highlights from the three research pathways in the LWRS Program: Materials Aging and Degradation, Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization, and Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies, as well as a look-ahead at planned activities for 2015.
The President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) may present one or more presidential citations to individuals who, have demonstrated outstanding effort in some manner for the benefit of the ANS and/or the nuclear community.
This report covers selected highlights from the four research pathways in the LWRS Program: Materials Aging and Degradation, Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization, and Advanced Instrumentation, Information, Control Systems Technologies, and Reactor Safety Technologies, as well as a look-ahead at planned activities for 2016.
Dr. Mitchell Farmer from Argonne National Laboratory has agreed to take the role as Reactor Safety Technologies Pathway Lead.
John C. Wagner has been named the LWRS Program Technical Integration Office Director.