W21 First-of-a-Kind Risk-Informed Applications for Addressing External Hazards

The understanding of the risk posed to nuclear power plant operations from external hazards (e.g., seismic and high winds) has improved in recent years among internal and external stakeholders. The improved understanding is supported by increased capability to model such risks.  Various regulatory activities have demonstrated that it is important to consider the risks from external hazards. This session will communicate perspectives of internal and external stakeholders on the impact of external hazards risk on operational and licensing activities as well as latest research in this area.
  • Greg Bowman, Deputy Director, Division of Risk Assessment, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-2744, e-mail: Gregory.Bowman@nrc.gov
  • Shilp Vasavada, Reliability and Risk Analyst, PRA Licensing Branch C, Division of Risk Assessment, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-1228, e-mail: Shilp.Vasavada@nrc.gov
  • Thomas Aird, Environmental Engineer, Fire & External Hazards Analysis Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-415-2442, e-mail: Thomas.Aird@nrc.gov

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