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Containment Structures of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Background, Regulations, Codes and Standards, and Other Considerations

H. Ashar
H. Ashar
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As of August 2011, there were 104 commercial nuclear power reactors licensed to operate in 31 states in the United States. Initial operating licenses in the United States are granted for a period of 40 years. In order to help assure an adequate energy supply, the USNRC has established a timely license renewal process and clear requirements that are needed to ensure safe plant operation for an extended plant life. The principals of license renewal and the basic requirements that address license renewal are identified as well as additional sources of guidance that can be utilized as part of the...

5.1 Introduction
5.2 License Renewal Process, Safety Principles, and Regulations
5.3 Guidance Documents
5.4 License Renewal Inspections
5.5 Operating Experience
Appendix 5A Monitoring and Trending of Prestressing Forces in Prestressed Concrete Containments
Appendix 5B Summary of Major Degradation in Containments
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