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In response to the Fukushima event, nuclear regulatory bodies throughout the world reviewed their regulations and recommended additional actions that will likely have a broad impact on operator training.
CORYS anticipated that it could encompass a review of nuclear plant overall coherent strategy with effective transitions between various procedures, a possible need of standardization of Severe Accident Mitigation Guidelines (SAMGs), training, qualification, and exercises, while ensuring key personnel are trained, qualified and evaluated in their emergency response roles.
CORYS then enquired about the possibility of incorporating severe accident simulation onto full-scope training simulators. With the support of severe accident experts at AREVA, it was determined that it would be possible to run severe accident models in real time on a training simulator.
Two years after the accident, the work of implementing severe accident models at two US plant, Monticello – a BWR of the same basic design as the damaged Fukushima plant and Calvert Cliffs - a two-loop Combustion Engineering reactor, is completed. Furthermore, contracts to implement the MELCOR severe accident models at two additional more American plants are already in place: Point Beach, a Westinghouse two-loop PWR, and Perry and Columbia, a General Electric BWR.