The Role of Quantitative Risk Assessment in Reactor Safety

  • Robert J. Budnitz


In my first lecture, I discussed the way that safety is implemented and assured in the reactor enterprise in the United States. Now I will discuss quantitative risk assessment and its role in reactor safety.


Steam Drive Pressurize Water Reactor Nuclear Regulatory Commission Quantitative Risk Assessment Reactor Safety 
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  1. 1.
    The Reactor Safety Study, Report No. WASH-1400, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (1975).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    H.W. Lewis, et al., NUREG/CR-0400, “Risk Assessment Review Group Report to the NRC,” Washington, DC (1978).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Budnitz
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  1. 1.U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionUSA

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