Detailed information is available in print and on the Internet regarding the U.S. Department of Energy's cooperative work in Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Kazakhstan. The information describes efforts to install safety equipment, improve operating procedures, establish training centers, and address the extraordinary problems at Chornobyl.
The Resource Center at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, is the central source for printed information. Its collection holds major reports on the cooperative safety work, including the following:
These documents may be obtained from the Resource Center by contacting Gary Petersen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, at 509-372-6504 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
The Resource Center stores a range of other documents related to safety work at Soviet-designed nuclear power plants. These include technical reports, books, and journals, as well as fact sheets on the technologies being transferred to Soviet-designed plants. Additional items are news articles from U.S., Russian, and international papers; schematics of Soviet-designed reactors; and maps showing reactor sites. The Resource Center also stores photographs showing the reactors, safety equipment, plant personnel, and the local communities, as well as videotapes, including a tour of the destroyed reactor at Chornobyl. For details, contact Nancy Jackson.
Further information is readily available on the Internet at http://insp.pnl.gov. The Internet site offers a variety of in-depth resources.
Nuclear Safety in Ukraine and Russia summarizes the technical concerns with Soviet reactor designs, the nations' dependence on nuclear energy despite current risks, and the socioeconomic issues that impede safety improvements. The report also details the need for international collaboration in addressing the risks and describes the response of the international community. The report can be found by opening the Internet site and clicking on the words "Reports and Publications."
The monthly Activity Report documents recent activities in the progress of U.S. safety projects. The report also lists meetings, workshops, and trips planned for two months ahead. Click on "Reports and Publications."
The on-line "Resource Center" is a search tool to locate items in the Resource Center at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The Internet site also provides the following resources:
In addition to the public-access information, the Internet site provides shared work spaces for U.S. and contractor personnel assigned to the safety projects. These areas, which are password-protected, include database links and information on project equipment, commitments, and foreign travel.
The site is updated regularly by staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
International Nuclear Safety Center Database
The U.S. Department of Energy has developed a database of international nuclear safety information at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois.
The database provides
The database is accessible on the Internet at http://www.insc.anl.gov
This database contains six main sections:
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