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  United States Naval reactor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States Naval reactors are given three-character designations consisting of a letter representing the ship type the reactor is designed for, a consecutive generation number, and a letter indicating the reactor's designer.
After the Skate-class vessels, reactor development proceeded and in the USA a single series of standardised designs was built by both Westinghouse and General Electric, one reactor powering each vessel.
A marine reactor was used to supply power (1.5 MWe) and heating to a US Antarctic base for ten years to 1972, testing the feasibility of such air-portable units for remote locations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Naval_reactor   (1103 words)

  
 Nuclear Propulsion
Unlike commercial nuclear power plants, Naval reactors must be rugged and resilient enough to withstand decades of rigorous operations at sea, subject to a ship's pitching and rolling and rapidly-changing demands for power, possibly under battle conditions.
For submarines, the reactor compartment is a horizontal cyhder formed by a section of the ship’s pressure hull, with shielded bulkheads on each end.
The submarine thermal reactor prototype was constructed in 1951 and shut down in 1989; the large ship reactor prototype was constructed in 1958 and shut down in 1994; and the submarine reactor plant prototype was constructed in 1965 and shut down in 1995.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/eng/reactor.html   (3218 words)

  
 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Tritium Supply and Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Facility expansions are possible within all areas and encroachment from land development is not a concern.
This facility is used for disposal of waste not suited for shallow land burial because of potential for migration into biopathways.
Most physical facilities used by the various plant protection and security groups are within the primary plant's fenced area; however, the target ranges are outside the fence but within the buffer zones of the main plant areas.
globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/report/enviro/eis-0161/eis0161_a.html   (19291 words)

  
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The NRF also operates three prototype nuclear reactor plants: Aircraft Carrier 1 Westinghouse (A1W), Submarine Fifth Generation (S5G), and Submarine First Generation Westinghouse (S1W).\5\ The prototype reactor plants are used to train civilian and Navy personnel and to test machinery.
In that case, the Board found: The technical functions of NRF are thoroughly integrated and interdependent, and all the [technical] employees.
In 1962, the Board in refusing to exclude industrial hygienists from an appropriate unit observed: Their main function is to check on contamination levels in the different facilities, and to prescribe interim correction of hazardous conditions, and the proper repair of defective equipment.
www.nlrb.gov /nlrb/shared_files/decisions/300/300-107.txt   (863 words)

  
 Articles - United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The senior naval officer, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), is the four-star admiral immediately under the Secretary of the Navy.
Sea Warrior is led by the Chief of Naval Personnel[2], and the commander of the Naval Education and Training Command.
The former naval jack was a blue field with 50 white stars, identical to the canton of the ensign, both in appearance and size.
www.seekj.com /articles/US_Navy   (3945 words)

  
 ipedia.com: United States Naval reactor Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
United States Naval reactors are given three-character designations consisting of a letter representing the ship type the reactor is designed for, a consecutive generation number, and a letter indicat...
Reactor sizes range up to 190 MWt in the larger submarines and surface ships.
A marine reactor was used to supply power (1.5 MWe) to a US Antarctic base for ten years to 1972, testing the feasibility of such air-portable units for remote locations.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_naval_reactor.html   (1070 words)

  
 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Research, Development, Testing, and Production, and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
reprocessed spent naval reactor fuel to recover uranium-235 (some of which was fabricated into fuel for the Savannah River reactors beginning in 1968) and krypton-85.
Four reactors (two submarine prototypes and two aircraft carrier prototypes), all inactivated, are at the Naval Reactors Facility maintained by the Navy's Nuclear Reactors Office.
Facilities include five reactors, two chemical separation plants, two tritium facilities, 51 high-level waste underground storage tanks, a high-level waste plant (the Defense Waste Processing Facility) and a completed but unopened naval reactor fuel fabrication facility.
www.brook.edu /FP/PROJECTS/NUCWCOST/SITES.HTM   (6240 words)

  
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Harker prepared operations and maintenance manuals for the turnover of a facility from the construction contractor to the operating contractor at a chemical weapons treatment project in Tooele, UT. The manuals, which were developed from vendor files, construction drawings, and other sources, had to be approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.
This accelerator facility is currently under construction, and the LATA team reviewed the ES&H organization and procedures of the APS project to evaluate ES&H compliance, and the adequacy of current planning efforts in the ES&H area.
During his 10 years at the INEL's Naval Reactor Facility (NRF), he was responsible for radiological control programs, and directed crafts and technicians working on radioactive or potentially radioactive systems at several nuclear propulsion prototype reactors and at the Expended Core Facility.
www.srv.net /~harkrc/resume.txt   (824 words)

  
 RRT: Pg146
NRF (Naval Reactor Facility), Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
After the "National Reactor Testing Station" (NRTS) was begun in the desert to the north, a flurry of excitement caused local boosters to extol the virtues and growth possibilities of the town and to rename it Atomic City, but its remote location and lack of amenities caused the boom to bust.
It is also a land of acronyms (cFA, RWMC, TAN, SPERT, NRF, and etc.) The "Site" first generated electricity with nuclear reactors in 1951.
imnh.isu.edu /digitalatlas/geog/rrt/part6/chp20/146.htm   (380 words)

  
 frontline: loose nukes: Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy | PBS
Nuclear reactors cause sustained chain reactions by assembling a mass of fissile material whose criticality is dependent on the presence of a moderator like graphite or water that slows neutrons down, thereby exploiting the high fission cross-sections of fissile materials in the presence of low energy, or thermal, neutrons.
When reactor fuel is used in a reactor for a long time, it is called "high burn up" fuel, and the plutonium produced from it will be less concentrated or enriched in the isotope Pu-239 than if it were "low burn up" fuel that was in a reactor for a comparatively shorter period.
Before these announcements, the enrichment facilities in question do not seem to have been detected by the rest of the world, although this was less certainly the case with the Argentine gaseous diffusion plant at Pilcaniyeu than it was for the pilot Brazilian centrifuge facility at Sao Paulo University.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/nukes/readings/appendixb.html   (10364 words)

  
 NAVY - DOE - GE CORRUPTION
The DEC representative is escorted to the hazardous waste storage facility and allowed to look at that facility, the representative is then escorted from the KSO.
Furthermore, the Naval Reactors program has, since its inception, made much of the fact that they are "exempt" from oversight by "any" agency outside of the Naval Reactors program.
The entire discussion concerning external oversight, in the GAO report, is a hopeless series of contradictions within itself and a plethora of contradictions compared to realty.
members.aol.com /jacksha1/myhomepage/jpsgao04.html   (794 words)

  
 NBC Newschannel 6 Where News Comes First   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Naval Reactor Facility is operated by the Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense responded today, saying that because of the effectiveness of its worker protection, training, and monitoring programs, the Naval Reactors Programs DOE Facilities, including NRF, were excluded by Congress.
The only way this could change to include the NRF workers is if there was an amendment to the law.
www.kpvi.com /index.cfm?page=nbcheadlines.cfm&ID=15659   (301 words)

  
 Naval Reactor Facility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) is a US Government facility where the three prototypes A1W, S1W and S5G were located.
NRF is part of the Idaho National Laboratory.
This page was last modified 05:38, 12 December 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Naval_Reactor_Facility   (61 words)

  
 Radnet
RADNET refers to these facilities as "nuclear accidents-in-progress" to emphasize the past, present, and future radiological effluents which derive from these locations or which may originate from these facilities in the future if DOE remediation efforts are not successful.
The Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board which is in charge of oversight of all DOE weapon production facilities is an excellent source of site-specific information about the most important nuclear accidents-in-progress which have occurred or are occurring in the continental United States.
An explosion at the plant's bituminisation facility, where low-level waste is mixed with asphalt for permanent storage, on March 11 exposed 37 workers to small doses of radiation." "The explosion occurred 10 hours after a fire broke out in the asphalt mixing cell Tuesday morning.
www.davistownmuseum.org /cbm/Rad16.html   (8913 words)

  
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For DOE facilities to enter into technology partnering activities, as identified in paragraph 3, Applicability, certain requirements apply and are set out elsewhere depending upon the nature of the activity and its respective authorities.
(2) For DOE facilities under their cognizance, establish technology partnering as one of the priorities, consistent with ongoing mission activities, and provide general guidance and support in accordance with the terms of the facility contract or delegation of authority.
Entity that operates and maintains a DOE facility under contract with and for the benefit of DOE and that has the responsibility to conduct technology partnering activities.
www.directives.doe.gov /pdfs/doe/doetext/neword/482/o4821.html   (2103 words)

  
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The proposed work is expected to result in a benefit consistent with the program missions at the facility and the facility's mission established by the cognizant secretarial officer (CSO).
In conducting its CRADA activities, the facility must prepare procedures and take all reasonable measures to ensure widespread notice of availability of technologies suited for transfer and for opportunities for exclusive licensing and joint research arrangements.
(2) For facilities under their cognizance, provide general guidance in accordance with the terms of the facility contract or delegation of authority.
www.directives.doe.gov /pdfs/doe/doetext/neword/483/o4831.html   (2223 words)

  
 Pocatello Idaho State Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Eastern Idaho Metal Trades Council is the union representing 112 workers at the Naval Reactor Facility at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
Bechtel Bettis is the contractor running the facility.
The contract, which would allow Bechtel to hire people who aren't licensed journeymen to perform the tasks journeymen currently perform, like unloading nuclear waste and repackaging waste for shipping, could put people out of work in the next couple of years, said union president Barbara Jensen.
www.journalnet.com /articles/2003/04/18/news/local/news08.prt   (268 words)

  
 r-Project Report-Nar-portrait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If storage beyond 40 years is required, refits and facility upgrades will likely be necessary.
Additionally, a fuel transloading facility may be constructed to facilitate transloading, packaging and shipment of
As these facilities are filled, operations will be transitioned to CSB operations for long-term management and storage
web.em.doe.gov /pbs/n_262p3.html   (600 words)

  
 NucNews - August 28, 2000
The small reactor, used for scientific and medical research, produces less than 1 percent of the energy produced by a reactor used to generate electricity.
Scientists at the Lucas Heights reactor, which was built in 1958 and is scheduled to be replaced by a newer reactor as early as next year, produce radioactive medicines sold to hospitals as far away as Shanghai and also supply irradiated silicon for the semiconductor industry.
Naval submariners would argue that they should get a lion's share of any increase, and that the United States needs more submarines, as many as 20 more, to fulfill significantly greater responsibilities since the end of the Cold War.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2000nn/0008nn/000828nn.htm   (20762 words)

  
 IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY (USDOE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although facilities at the INL are several miles apart, they are grouped together for site cleanup due to the extent of contamination.
A Record of Decision was signed in September 1999 and the remedial design/remedial action currently underway includes operation of an on-site treatment facility and a mixed waste landfill complex; excavation, treatment, and disposal of contaminated soil and tank/container wastes; and monitoring of contamination in the perched water and aquifer.
Waste Area Group 4: Central Facilities Area: DOE began an investigation into the nature and extent of contamination at the motor pool pond of the Central Facilities Area in late 1991.
yosemite.epa.gov /r10/nplpad.nsf/0/cb601d3cf3b34eb6852565950047dc53?OpenDocument   (2138 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The original facilities at the Central Facilities Area (CFA) were constructed in the 1940s and 1950s to house Navy gunnery range personnel.
In addition, the NWPA mandates that the cost of disposal at Yucca Mountain be borne by the generators and imposes provisions to ensure transportation safety.
The loading and storage facility would have similar impacts as were analyzed in the SNF and INEL EIS, but the facility would be smaller in size so DOE feels that analysis bounded this proposed action.
www.ida.net /users/cab/jan99MINUTES.HTM   (9167 words)

  
 Post Register (ID) Newspaper Articles for 1983 Borah Peak, ID Earthquake
Experimental Breeder Reactor II was returned to operation after the quake but the Advanced Test Reactor remained down for routine test analysis, spokesman Anne Hosford said.
The nuclear reactors and other facilities such as the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant were constructed under strict design requirements to withstand seismic activity, said John Barry, director of operations safety.
The jail was used as a holding facility for prisoners taken to the county seat in Challis.
www.seis.utah.edu /NEHRP_HTM/1983bora/n1983bo3.htm   (22038 words)

  
 Dr. Brad Schrader Home Page
Schrader has conducted radiological hazards analysis under contract with the Yucca Mountain Facility, Oak Ridge, Mound Facility and West Valley.
Schrader has extensive background in Naval Submarine operation, refueling and overhaul.
Health Physics experience in naval overhaul and refueling included responsibility for all aspects of radiological control safety during the refueling/overhaul of naval training reactors at the Idaho Naval Reactor Facility.
www.isu.edu /~schrbrad   (593 words)

  
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C Required the DOE to submit a proposal to construct a facility for monitored retrievable (interim) storage of spent nuclear fuel;
C Required the President of the United States to evaluate the use of the repositories to be developed under the NWPA for the disposal of high-level waste for defense activities; and
The group toured the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental National Laboratory, where the members visited:  (1) the Naval Reactor Facility; (2) Advanced Test Reactor facility; (3) the Idaho Nuclear Technologies and Engineering Center; and (4) the Argonne National Laboratory West complex.
www.leg.state.nv.us /lcb/research/InterimReports/99-15.html   (2208 words)

  
 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Research, Development, Testing, and Production, and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Facilities STEPHEN ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Interactive map guides to the current and historical United States nuclear weapons and naval nuclear propulsion complex are available courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.
In mid-1993, construction was completed on the $109 million Device Assembly Facility, (DAF), a 100,000 square foot building within a highly secured 22 acre portion of the test site.
High-explosive lenses were also fabricated at the Salt Wells Pilot Plant near China Lake, California, using ingredients obtained from Holston and possibly Cornhusker.
www.mindfully.org /Nucs/2002/US-Nuclear-Weapons2002.htm   (6211 words)

  
 L. B. Houx - 11/04/2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He worked as an auto body repairman and brick mason in California.
After moving to Idaho Falls he worked at the Naval Reactor Facility as a janitor, then as a security guard.
In 1963 he returned to the masonry profession as a brick mason and retired in 1987.
www.woodfuneralhome.com /obits/archives/00000492.html   (246 words)

  
 The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Production and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
NOTE: Facility budget data reflect actual expenditures in 2001 (expressed in constant 2002 dollars).
FUNCTION: Conducts research on advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
In mid-1993, construction was completed on the $109 million
www.brook.edu /dybdocroot/FP/PROJECTS/NUCWCOST/SITES.HTM   (6075 words)

  
 Vita of Laurence F. Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Qualified as a Senior Reactor Operator and was responsible for operation and maintenance of the AGN-201 reactor, and supervised student laboratory experiments.
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory at Naval Reactor Facility Near Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch and trained Navy Personnel on the A1W Plant (Prototype of the Enterprise Reactors).
www.engr.utk.edu /nuclear/Vita/vitalfm.html   (185 words)

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