Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2011

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles. 

To obtain a copy of the abstract's document, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2011

Subject: Review of the knowledge available to date on the effects of tritium exposure on health and the environment in Canada – A tool to guide regulatory compliance monitoring
Published in: Radioprotection
Date: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Authors: PA Thompson, MS Hamlat, R Lane, S Mihok, P Reinhardt and K Bundy
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Tritium studies project: Health effects of Tritium
Presented at: Tritium Seminar between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the University of Ottawa and the Institut de Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire
Date: November 16, 2011
Location: Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Prepared by: Pascale Reinhardt
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Tritium releases from Canadian nuclear facilities – synthesis and associated controls
Presented at: Tritium Seminar between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the University of Ottawa and the Institut de Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire
Date: November 16, 2011
Location: Cherbourg–Octeville, France
Prepared by: Dr. Steve Mihok
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Transfers studies in terrestrial ecosystems
Presented at: Tritium Seminar between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the University of Ottawa and the Institut de Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire
Date: November 16, 2011
Location: Cherbourg–Octeville, France
Prepared by: Dr. Steve Mihok
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Amplification of seismic input due to 1D, 2D and 3D effects, and their importance for nuclear power plant structures
Presented at: 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-21)
Date: November 6–11, 2011
Location: New Delhi, India
Prepared by: Nebojsa Orbovic and Andrei Blahoianu, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) B. Jeremic, N. Tafazzoli, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: IRIS 2010 – Part III: Numerical simulations of Meppen II-4 test and VTT-IRSN-CNSC punching tests
Presented at: 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-21)
Date: November 6–11, 2011
Location: New Delhi, India
Prepared by: Nebojsa Orbovic and Andrei Blahoianu, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada F. Benboudjema, J.-B. Colliat, Y. Berthaud, ENS Cahan, France F. Tarallo and J.-M. Rambach, IRSN, Fontenay aux Roses, France
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Tests on concrete slabs under hard missile impact to evaluate the influence of transverse reinforcement and pre-stressing on perforation capacity
Presented at: 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-21)
Date: November 6–11, 2011
Location: New Delhi, India
Prepared by: Nebojsa Orbovic and Andrei Blahoianu
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Use of a weight of evidence approach to determine the likelihood of adverse effects on human health from the presence of uranium facilities in Port Hope, Ontario
Presented at: Journal of Environmental Protection Vol.2 No.9, November 2011
Date: November 4, 2011
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Prepared by: Patsy Thompson, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Quasi-heterogeneous 3-D discrete ordinates CANDU calculations using ATTILA
Presented at: International Conference on Future of Heavy Water Reactors
Date: October 2–5, 2011
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Prepared by: T. Preeti and R.P. Rulko
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Fundamental safety principles for future reactors and the role of a technology demonstration program
Presented at: The International Conference on Future of HWR
Date: October 2–5, 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Alex Viktorov
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Readiness to regulate SMRs in Canada
Presented at: ASME 2011 Small Modular Reactors Symposium
Date: September 28–30, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Prepared by: S. Herstead, S. Cook and M. de Vos
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Pragmatic application of the precautionary principle to deal with unknown safety challenges
Presented at: The 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-14)
Date: September 25–29, 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Prepared by: G. Frappier and A. Viktorov
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Comparison of methods used for internal flood probabilistic safety analyses
Presented at: The Canadian Nuclear Society Conference
Date: June 10–12, 2011
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatechewan, Canada
Prepared by: Robert A. Gibb
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Safety margins in deterministic safety analysis
Presented at: The 32nd Annual CNS Conference
Date: June 5–8, 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: A. Viktorov
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Evolution of Canadian reliability requirements in a risk-informed environment
Presented at: American Nuclear Society – PSA 2011
Date: March 13–17, 2011
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: Chantal Morin, P. Eng.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Projecting regulatory expectations for advanced reactor designs
Presented at: The 5th International Symposium on Supercritical-Water-Cooled-Reactors (ISSCWR-5)
Date: March 13–16, 2011
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Prepared by: A. Viktorov
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Uranium toxicity to fish
Presented in: Fish Physiology Volume 31b: Homeostasis and Toxicology of non-essential metals, Editors: C.M.Wood, A.P. Farrell & C.J. Brauner
Date: August 8, 2011
Location: Academic Press, Elsevier
Prepared by: Richard R. Goulet Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Minimum staff complement: Safety in numbers
Presented at: Canadian Nuclear Society Conference
Date: June 7, 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Prepared by: Suzanne Dolecki and Helen McRobbie
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
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