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Reactor Safeguards Committee

Function

  • Reviews and evaluates safety standards associated with the operation and use of the Nuclear Radiation Center
  • Determines whether a proposed change, test, or experiment would constitute a change in technical specifications or an unreviewed safety question
  • Approves alternative specifications where original specifications do not apply for additions, modifications, or maintenance to important reactor systems
  • Reviews and approves new experiments
  • Monitors reactor operations at least quarterly
  • Reviews and approves resumption of pulsing after the measured fuel temperature exceeds 600oC during a pulse, or when the power level exceeds 2800 megawatts during a pulse

Composition and Tenure

  • 8¬†qualified faculty, administrative and professional personnel, or staff, appointed by the president, on the recommendation of the vice president for research, with 4-year terms (F-A/P-S)
  • Director, Nuclear Radiation Center, or representative, who serves as secretary; radiation safety supervisor (X)

Chair is nominated for approval by the president.

Responsible to the president through the vice president for research.

Committee
membership

Nash, Kenneth
Chemistry
Chair: 2016-2017
Committee term end: 2020

Benny, Paul
Chemistry
Committee term end: 2020

Hines, Christopher
Nuclear Radiation Center
Committee term end: 2018

Keane, Chris
Vice President for Research
Ex officio

Kluzik, Michael
Office of Research Assurances
Committee term end: 2020

McGehee, Rey
Radiaton Safety Office
Committee term end: 2020

Reed, John
Environmental Health and Safety
Committee term end: 2020

Wall, Don
Nuclear Radiation Center
Ex officio
Committee Secretary

Washington State University