Potential Exposure in Nuclear Safety
A Report by the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group

INSAG Series No. 9

Subject Classification: 0603-Nuclear power plants

English STI/PUB/992; (ISBN:92-0-102495-9); 29 pp.; € 11.50; Date Published: 1995

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The present report deals with the concept of potential exposure in nuclear and radiation safety, discussing policy aspects, safety assessments, risk considerations and probabilities. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Aspects of risk; 3. Policy for nuclear and radiation safety; 4. Safety assessments and risk considerations; 5. The implications of low probabilities; 6. Balancing potential and normal exposures; 7. Conclusions; Annex. Probability theory and its application in probabilistic safety assessment.

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