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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on LWRS Program Human Systems Simulation Laboratory featured in American Nuclear Society publication from the Risk- Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2017
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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on The Prediction of Long-Term Thermal Aging in Cast Austenitic Stainless (by Thak Sang Byun, Ying Yang, and Timothy G. Lach from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2017
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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Validating Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Codes for Flooding Applications (by Linyu Lin, Ram Sampath, Steven R. Prescott, and Curtis L. Smith from the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. October 2016
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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Modeling of the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling Response to Beyond Design Basis Operation (by Douglas Osborn, Randall Gaunnt and Michael Corrardini from the Reactor Safety Technologies Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2016
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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on A Demonstration of Tools and Methods Applied to Large Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident and Fuels Analysis for Pressurized Water Reactors (by Ronaldo H. Szilard and Curtis L. Smith for the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. January 2016
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This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Reactor Safety Gap Evaluation of Accident Tolerant Components and Severe Accident Analysis (by Michael Corradini Lead for the Reactor Safety Technologies Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. September 2015
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Industry Application: Flooding Analysis using the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Methodology (by Curtis Smith, Diego Mandelli, and Steven Prescott for the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. June 2015
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Development of the Expanded Materials Degradation Assessment for Prioritizing Research in Support of Subsequent License Renewal (by Jeremy Busby, Lead for Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2015
This issue of the newsletter introduces a new program pathway lead for the Safety Technologies Pathway and features a technical article on Informing Materials Decisions and Decisions for Extended Operations (by Jeremy Busby, Lead for the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. November 2014
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Controlling Thermal Hydraulics Codes using RAVEN (by Christian Rabiti, Andrea Alfonsi, Joshua Cogliati, Diego Mandelli, Robert Kinoshita, and Curtis Smith from the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2014
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures (by Dwight Clayton from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2014
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Demonstration of RELAP-7 Capabilities Via Application to a Simplified Boiling Water Reactor Extended Station Blackout (by Hongbin Zhang, Haihua Zhao, Ling Zou, Richard Martineau, and Curtis Smith from the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. December 2013
This issue of the newsletter features a technical article on Evaluating the Effects of Irradiation on Concrete at Extended Lifetimes (by Thomas M. Rosseel, Igor Remec, Kevin G. Field, and Dan J. Naus from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. September 2013
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on A Proof of Concept: Grizzly, an LWRS Program Materials Aging Simulation Tool (by Benjamin W. Spencer, Jeremy T. Busby, Richard C. Martineau, and Brian D. Wirth from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. May 2013
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on Life-Cycle Prognostics for the LWRS Program (by J. Wesley Hines and Belle Upadhyaya from the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control Systems Technologies Pathway).
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. January 2013
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on Current and On-going Cable Aging Research (by Gregory Von White II, Robert Bernstein, and Kenneth T. Gillen from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway)
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. October 2012
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a brief introduction of all the LWRS Program Managers: the LWRS Federal Program Manager, the Technical Integration Office, and the Pathway Leads. (by Kathryn A. McCarthy)
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. July 2012
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features a technical article on the Development and Characterization of Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cladding (by Shannon M. Bragg-Sitton and Isabella J. Van Rooyen)
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. March 2012.
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features an article from the new Director of the LWRS Technical Integration Office, Kathy McCarthy, discussing changes to the LWRS program driven by federal budget constraints.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. December 2011.
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes a discussion about harvesting materials from the decommissioned Zion 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants lead by Thomas M. Rosseel from the Materials Aging and Degradation Pathway.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. September 2011.
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes information about the Fukushima Accident in March 2011, discussion about advanced nuclear fuel using silicon carbide cladding to provide large safety margins by George Griffith, Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Lead, and more.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. May 2011.
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter features an article from John Gaertner from the Electronic Power Research Institute exploring how EPRI and LWRS are teaming up to sustain high performance of existing plants for the long term.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. February 2011.
This issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes an article from Rebecca Smith-Kevern, Director of the Office of Light Water Reactor Technologies, about Federal Government support of the continued operation of existing nuclear power plants.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. November 2010.
The first issue of the LWRS Newsletter includes an introduction to the LWRS program with articles from Rich Reister, Federal Program Director, and Ronaldo Szilard, LWRS Program Technical Integration Office Director.
  
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter. August 2010.
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