NFPA 801: Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
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What is NFPA 801?
NFPA 801: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard addresses fire protection requirements intended to reduce the risk of fires and explosions at facilities handling radioactive materials. These requirements are applicable to all locations where radioactive materials are stored, handled, or used in quantities and under conditions requiring government oversight and/or license (e.g., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or U.S. Department of Energy) to possess or use these materials, and to all other locations with equal quantities or conditions. 1.1.2 This standard shall not apply to commercial power reactors that are covered by NFPA 804, Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, and NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants.
This standard protects the safety of the public, facility personnel, and the environment from the effects of fire or explosions on radiological and other hazardous materials at all facilities handling radioactive materials, except nuclear reactors. Official document scope
What does NFPA 801 address?
Design, construction, operation, and regulation requirements cover establishing and documenting a fire protection program; facility design; fire protection systems and equipment; facilities, processes, and special hazards; and fire protection during permanent facility shutdown and decommissioning.

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