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Main Title Reactor safety study (WASH-1400) : a review of the draft report /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs.
Publisher G.P.O. ; National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 520/3-75-012
Stock Number PB-259 503
OCLC Number 06562699
Subjects Nuclear reactors--Safety measures ; Radiation--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Nuclear power plants ; Environmental impacts ; Nuclear reactor safety ; Nuclear electric power generation ; Accidents ; Risk ; Radiation hazards ; Nuclear fuel cycles ; Public health ; Radiation effects ; Light water reactors
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 520/3-75-012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
ESAD  EPA 520-3-75-012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-259 503 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 190 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reviewed environmental impact statements for light-water reactors (LWR) since 1971. During the course of the reviews, EPA has emphasized the need for a thorough evaluation of the environmental risks, including risks from accidents, associated with LWR technology. The Reactor Safety Study is a comprehensive study of reactor safety and is the first such study to use a systems analysis approach in order to quantify the risks of reactor accidents in terms of probabilities and consequences, where historical and empirical data are inadequate. Since there are presently 53 LWRs licensed to operate and 188 more under construction, proposed or planned, it is imperative that the Reactor Safety Study be reviewed in depth and as impartially as possible so that the validity of the study's methodology and results can be determined. This EPA report includes the two sets of formal Agency comments and the complete ITI report.