Published: Jan 1973
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The first commercial nuclear fuel power plant in the United States was the Shippingport Atomic Power Station (PWR) that commenced operations late in 1957. Despite the brief existence of this industry, there have been a number of standards promulgated and adapted to meet the industry requirements. The need for standards in this field is emphasized by the high performance requirements and the necessity for overdesign to insure safety and prevent ecological damage.
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio