) Otherwise, by what I’ve read since then, the Admiral was extraordinarily well behaved. In the aftermath of the March 1979 reactor accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, Admiral Hyman Rickover, director of the Navy's nuclear propulsion program, was invited to submit information on the Naval Reactors program to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the accident.

I never saw Admiral Rickover again and I only visited Naval Reactors once more for my nuclear engineer’s exam. Today, the navy reports that since 1973 it has discharged annually less than 25,000 gallons within twelve miles from shore. Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being Japan and Canada) and are one of three types of light-water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs).

This video is unavailable. Combative, provocative and searingly blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick, a unique American hero. Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, (1900–1986), of the United States Navy, known as "father of the nuclear navy" was an electrical engineer by training, and was the primary architect who implemented this daring concept, and believed that it was the natural next phase for … When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover … Lawrence R. Hafstad at Argonne National Laboratory 89 4.

King and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 4 2. Rickover with Commission and General Electric officials 42 3. Schematic Diagram of a Pressurized-Water Nuclear Propulsion Plant 133 Photographs 1. The total radioactivity present is said to be one curie, an insignificant amount. surized-Water Reactor 133 2. RICKOVER: THE BIRTH OF NUCLEAR POWER Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power will broadcast on PBS, December 9th at 8 p.m. (check local listings); please check this site for updates on DVD availability. Watch Queue Queue (That’s another sea story. Watch Queue Queue. Fleet Admiral Ernest J. Using one of the admiral’s favorite terms, “the discipline of technology,” to demonstrate the method of technological application advocated by Rickover, Duncan effectively balances technical detail with astute analysis and even drama. I guess the kindly old gentleman didn’t really have it in his heart that day. Despite Admiral Rickover's insistence that the practice was safe, the navy has drastically cut back on the amount released in near-shore waters.