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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
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- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
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New Performance-Based Fire Protection for Nuclear Reactor Plants
Friday - 7/9/2010, 11:48am EDT
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko calls it an important milestone in advancing fire protection at nuclear power plants.
Under the NFPA 805 standard, reactor owners and operators perform engineering analysis to demonstrate their fire protection systems.
Plant owners must also install additional equipment or take other measures if the analysis call for them. In the case of Shearon Harris, the analysis led the plant to make several modifications, including installation of an additional fire detection system and an additional diesel generator.
The new regulatory approach will be adopted by additional 47 reactors at 31 sites, representing 17 utilities.