May 4, 2007 | Ken Reed

Rickover’s Legacy – Safety & Equipment Reliability – Secrets of the Nuclear Navy’s Success

Try to build a nuclear power plant in someone’s back yard, and you’ll witness how communities come together to fight something they perceive as extremely dangerous. And yet, at the submarine base in Groton, CT, there may be as many as 18 nuclear reactors within a quarter mile of each other, in various stages of operation and maintenance. Why is there no public outcry over this “dangerous” situation? Admiral Rickover has put in place a program that has endured over 30 years. In his Summit presentation, “Rickover’s Legacy – Safety & Equipment Reliability,” Ken Reed told us what made Admiral Rickover’s program endure, while the civilian program has, until quite recently, languished.

Click below for a download of Ken’s presentation.


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