Nuclear Materials Safety Research

Probabilistic Risk Analysis

The NRC's 1995 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Policy Statement states that "the use of PRA technology should be increased in all regulatory matters to the extent supported by the state-of-the-art in PRA methods and data..." NRC's PRA research program contributes to the implementation of this policy, in that it applies current methods and data to the resolution of reactor safety issues facing the staff, as well as develops and demonstrates new state-of-the-art PRA methods.