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Safety Siginficant (SS) Structures, Systems, or Components (Safety Significant SSCs)


The structures, systems, or components that are not designated as safety class structures, systems, or components, but whose preventive or mitigative function is a major contributor to defense in depth and/or worker safety as determined from safety analyses. (10 CFR Section 830.3)

Structures, systems, and components which are not designated as safety-class SSCs, but whose preventive or mitigative function is a major contributor to defense in depth and/or worker safety as determined from safety analyses. As a general rule of thumb, safety-significant SSC designations based on worker safety are limited to those systems, structures, or components whose failure is estimated to result in a prompt worker fatality or serious injuries (e.g., loss of eye, loss of limb) or significant radiological or chemical exposure to workers.

SSCs whose preventive or mitigative function is necessary to keep hazardous material exposure to the public below the offsite Evaluation Guidelines. The definition would typically exclude items such as primary environmental monitors and most process equipment.

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