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1Title:  Hazards of military reactors Add
 Summary:  This collection of reports from 1961 and 1962 provide information on the hazards of military reactor plants, including issues relating to port visits for nuclear-powered ships and submarines. One of the most interesting documents is a 1959 letter (pages 47-49) from AEC chairman John McCone to Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations. It emphasizes the AEC's oversight responsibility for nuclear propulsion while noting that the Navy's operational control of nuclear-powered vessels. The letter also provides some insights into the AEC's role in reactor development oversight ("the design of each new class of reactors Is summarized in a Reactor Hazards Summary Report and presented by the Naval Reactors Branch and the reactor contractor for review by the Commission's safeguards staff and by the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards")(48). One of the reports includes nformation on the Naval Reactors program's approach to the discharge of low-level radioactive fluids, including data on the amount of radioactivity discharged during 1960 (page 29). 
 Source:  https://www.osti.gov/opennet/servlets/purl/1047049/1047049.pdf 
 Date:  circa 1962 
 Subject(s):  Reactor safety | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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