AEG: Fukushima Response Actions for US Nuclear Plants Flooding Re-Evaluations

http://www.aegweb.org SECTION MEETING: Baltimore MD – Washington DC – Harrisburg PA
Toipic: Fukushima Response Actions for US Nuclear Plants Flooding Re-Evaluations
PRESENTER: Kit Y. Ng, Bechtel Power Corporation, Frederick, MD
Kit Ng is a senior principal hydraulic and hydrology specialist and also serves as the assistant chief of Bechtel Power Corporation’s Geotechnical & Hydraulic Engineering Services Group. She has 22 years of industry experience and is the technical lead in Bechtel Power on hydrologic and hydraulic design and
modeling, specifically on flooding hazard evaluation for nuclear power facilities, design of cooling water systems, intake and outfall hydraulic design, water resource management, storm water management, site drainage, erosion & sediment controls, coastal hydrodynamics and contaminant mixing and transport modeling in both surface water and groundwater. Kit has a PhD in environmental hydraulics from the California Institute of Technology. She has served as the chair for the Computational Hydraulic Committee of ASCE/EWRI and is currently a member of the ANSI/ANS 2.8 and 2.31 standard committees on design basis flood determination for nuclear facilities and estimating extreme precipitation at nuclear facility sites. She is also participating in the new ANS 2.18 standard committee on evaluating radionuclide transport in surface water for nuclear power sites.

ABSTRACT: In response to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant resulting from the March 11, 2011, Great Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission established a Near-term Task Force (NTTF) to review the existing regulatory process and
regulations. The NTTF concluded that, with the current regulatory approach and the resultant plant capabilities, an accident with consequences similar to the Fukushima accident is unlikely to occur in the United States. As part of the review, the task force also developed a comprehensive set of 12 recommendations that they believe are necessary to strengthen nuclear safety. These recommendations, with both short and long term elements, span across many areas from loss of electrical power to earthquakes, flooding, spent fuel pools, venting and emergency preparedness. Among them, Recommendations 2.1 and 2.3 on flooding and seismic reevaluations and walkdown were identified in September 2011 and approved by the Commission in October 2011 as actions to be implemented without unnecessary delay. This presentation will focus on the implications to the nuclear industry of Recommendation 2.1 on flooding reevaluation.

MEETING INFORMATION:
DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2013
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION NEW!!
Holiday Inn
5400 Holiday Drive
Frederick, MD 21703
(At I-270 & Buckeystown Pike MD-85. Access Holiday Drive by entering Francis Scott Key Mall from MD-85, shown here on Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/b8Pp2) If coming north on I-270, you’ll see the Holiday Inn on your right; almost opposite the Hampton Inn.
COST (dinner & mtg):
Members: $30
Non-members: $35 (If you become a member before the day of the meeting, the charge will be $30)
Students: $20
MEETING SCHEDULE:
6:00 to 7:00 pm Social, Networking, Cash Bar (IS BACK!) and Registration
7:00 to 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 to 8:30 pm Presentation
8:30 to ? pm Questions, Closing Statements

 

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat, please email Kris McCandless No Later Than 10:00 AM Monday, February 18, 2013 at aegbwhsecretary@comcast.net – No-shows will be invoiced!

Save the Dates:
March 19: Richard Jahns Lecturer James McCalpin (location TBD, probably George MasonUniversity)
March 23: Saturday FIELD TRIP to Alberene Soapstone Company, Schuyler, Nelson County, VA (details to follow)
April 18: Matt Morris, Gannett Fleming and AEG President. “The History and Progression of Rock Slope Stabilization for Menoher Boulevard (aka Easy Grade Highway or S.R. 271, Section 13), Cambria County, Pennsylvania”
May 16: TBD

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One response to “AEG: Fukushima Response Actions for US Nuclear Plants Flooding Re-Evaluations

  1. We have room for two students to attend this meeting at no charge. If interested, please email Kris McCandless, AEGBWHsecretary@comcast.net
    Steve Stokowski
    AEG-BWH Vice-Chair

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