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Radiation Monitoring Systems Set for U.S. Nuclear Reactors

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) was awarded multiple contracts to deliver radiation monitoring systems (RMS) to support U.S. nuclear power plants that must meet U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements.
NRC Order EA-13-109 calls for the installation of radiation monitors and hardened containment vent systems in boiling water reactors (BWRs) with Mark I and II containments per post-Fukushima safety requirements. There are currently 27 BWRs in the U.S. that require the modification, and GA-EMS has received orders for installation in 18 plants. GA-EMS is working with plant operators internationally to evaluate RMS requirements for facilities looking to install vent systems to align themselves with NRC requirements.
The designs of the vent system and monitoring system allow plant operators to open vents, release pressure and monitor radioactivity to prevent and mitigate core damage and containment failure.
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