Changing regulatory requirements were an important influence on the technological development of the Nuclear Steam Supply System. Manufacturers felt this influence primarily through increased requirements for information processing rather than through technical changes in the hardware. Regulatory change was driven by: the rapid growth of nuclear plant size; delays in critical safety research; public uncertainty regarding how safe nuclear plants should be; the extreme consequences of a nuclear accident; and strong pressure for the rapid commercialization of nuclear power.
Bodde, David L., "The Effect of AEC/NRC Regulation on the Development of Nuclear Steam Power" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy. 145.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Nuclear Power -- Challenges and Solutions I
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12 Oct 1976