By Shauna Borger
Primary Creator: Webb, Richard E. (1939-)
Extent: 1.0 Mss. Boxes. More info below.
Arrangement: This collection has been copied and saved exactly as it was received from the donor. The CDs are organized into folders where all of the collection items are saved.
Date Acquired: 05/15/2006
Richard E. Webb received his B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Toledo in 1962. In September of 1962 Webb began graduate studies for a doctorate in physics at Case Institute of Technology under a full fellowship granted to him by Case Institute but he enlisted in the U.S. Navy after listening to President John F. Kennedy’s October 22, 1962 address to the nation about the Soviet nuclear missiles then being installed in Cuba. In May 1963 Webb entered the U.S. Navy as a line officer at Newport, Rhode Island. He served for 4 years in the Navy in the Division of Naval Reactors, U.S. Atomic Energy. One of the hats Webb wore while working for the U.S. Navy was junior engineer for the nuclear reactor part of the Shippingport Pressurized Water Reactor, the first civilian nuclear power plant in the United States. Also during his time in the Navy Webb attended and received a certificate of completion from Bettis Reactor Engineering School, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1965.
After finishing his commission with the Navy Webb worked at the Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Station, owned and operated by the Consumers Power Company, from 1967-1968 as an associate engineer.
Webb was offered a position in the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program Planning Office, Argonne National Laboratory, in January 1968 but declined the offer in order to begin a doctorate in nuclear physics. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics and engineering from Ohio State University in 1972. His doctoral dissertation deals with the subject of explosive power transients (nuclear explosion accidents) in liquid metal, fast neutron, plutonium breeder reactors-popularly called “fast breed reactors.”
Webb engaged in post-doctoral studies of nuclear reactor accident hazards and the Constitution of the United States at Indiana University in the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy from 1972 to 1974. He was involved with research and teaching at the University of Massachusetts from 1974 to 1976 which culminated in the publication of his book The Accident Hazards of Nuclear Power Plants. Webb continues full time research in both nuclear hazards and the constitutional law of the United States.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Technical Access Note: There are 2 CDs in this collection with file formats including .doc, .txt, .tif, .jpg. This means that a computer is needed to view the CDs.
Acquisition Method: Donated by Richard E. Webb.
Preferred Citation: MSA 26, Richard E. Webb papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: The two data CDs came with word documents, images in TIFF and JPEG format, and web sites saved on them.
This folder contains the following:
TMI Accident Symposium Video folder;
TMI Symposium Documents folder; Critical Commentary file; DENTON file; DENTON.BK! file; Denton’s speech.doc; Denton’s speech.txt; DENTONSP file; DENTONSP.EEC; Epstein.doc; Epstein.txt; JONESPEE.CH; Lessons learned..doc; PennState Introduction Bronner.doc; SPECHES.ALL; TMI_schematic.tif; TRAVERSE.LON; TRAVERSE.SHT; WebbSpeech.doc
This folder contains the following files:
NRC’s Work of Analysing TMI-2 Accident-Dateien [sic] folder; Three Mile Island Accident folder; x folder; Analysis.wpd; APPEALS.BK!; APPEALS.CT2;
APPEALS.CT3; APPEALS.CT.wpd; Arizona2.eml; Arizona.eml; China Syndrome Burkhard Riepe.doc; Chronology of the Three Mile Island Accident.doc; dall request records.eml; Explanation.doc; Harold Denton.doc; InfrantDeaths_1.zip;
Interview of Dr. Roger Mattson Transcripts.doc; Mattson_day2.htm; MODEL file; MODEL 2 file; MODEL.wpd; Nancy Farrell Weaver.eml; NRC’s Work of Analysing TMI-2 Accident.htm; Records request.eml; REFUTATION.zip; RESULTS; RESULTS.wpd; SCIRICA; SCIRICA.wpd; THREE MILE ISLAND.eml; TMI Accident.doc; TMI Accident.zip; TMI hydrogen.eml; TMI Symposium Speech.doc; TMI_Accident_crisis.wav; TRANSCRI.TMI; Transcri.zip; Transcript March 29, 1979 Subcommittee.eml; Udall_Archive.eml;
Udallrecords on Three Mile Island.eml; USCOURT.TIF
CD 2 contains the following files and folders:
AGR_PWR_Britain folder; B-52 Crash 4H-Bombs at the Thule Greenland folder; Crique [sic] of NRC Fact Sheet on TMI Accident folder; Essays on US Constitution & US Wars by R Webb folder; For Wiener Zeitung Editors folder; German Courts – Ohu2 and Kalkar Reactor Cases folder; GSF SZ Landtag extended folder; National Archives keeps Secret Hendrie-Denton TMI Testimony befo [sic] folder; Norway folder; NRC-Webb Conference folder; Ohio Courts unlawful and corrupt folder;
Stillbirths folder; Stillbirths in Southern Bavaria folder; Suit against Greenpeace_German folder;
THE Books used to form and write US Constitution folder;
Webb Home Page folder; Webb’s June93 Treatise TMI Radrsqouy Release; CarlbergBeer_NielsBohrInstitute and Corrupt Physics.doc; Day 85 Court of Inquiry.tif; Dr. Richard E. Webb.bmp; Monitor Kalkar.dat;
New Scientists.tif; Ohu-2 and Kalkar Court Cases.doc; Read_Me_about Monitor_Kalkar.doc; RealPlayer 10-5GOLD.exe; Sicherheitsbehalter.tif; Siemens and Webb’s Refutation.tif [sic] Treaty-Making.tif; Tugwell.doc; Webb’s Credentials.tif;