Methodology for estimating extreme winds for probabilistic risk assessments



Publisher: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC

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  • Nuclear power plants -- United States -- Risk assessment.,
  • Windstorms -- United States.

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Statementprepared by J.V. Ramsdell ... [et al.].
ContributionsU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission., Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
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