Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Legal and Regulatory Issues Raised by Future Power Plant Design and Siting Considerations

[+] Author Affiliations
Edwin F. Guyon

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Paper No. ICONE16-48907, pp. 1045-1054; 10 pages
  • 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 1: Plant Operations, Maintenance, Installations and Life Cycle; Component Reliability and Materials Issues; Advanced Applications of Nuclear Technology; Codes, Standards, Licensing and Regulatory Issues
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–15, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4814-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3820-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


It is proposed that the regulations governing currently existing, as well as anticipated improved and evolutionary reactor designs (such as Gen III and Gen III+), may be inadequate to appropriately regulate newer and fundamentally different designs (such as Gen IV, Pebble Bed, FBR, as well as small long-lifetime units (Toshiba/CRIEPI). Recent interest has been raised in underground nuclear parks, medium to small semi-portable reactors to provide the energy for advanced oil recovery programs (from oil shale and tar sands) and other uses. This paper will identify an overall framework for proposed future licensing procedures not in conflict with existing statutes and regulations. The goal is to demonstrate that the extension of current laws and regulations into such contemplated areas will do much to reduce costs, simplify procedures, and enhance operational safety and security in the areas of proliferation, containment, and waste utilization and/or disposal.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In