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CNS Orientations, Safety Objectives and Implementation of the Defence in Depth Concept

Abstract

Full text: The 6th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) is convened in Vienna next year for two weeks from Monday March 24{sup th} to Friday April 4{sup th} 2014. The consequences and the lessons learnt from the accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will be a major issue. The 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the CNS in August 2012 was totally devoted to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. One of its main conclusions was Conclusion 17 included in the summary report which says: ''Nuclear power plants should be designed, constructed and operated with the objectives of preventing accidents and, should an accident occur, mitigating its effects and avoiding off-site contamination. The Contracting Parties also noted that regulatory authorities should ensure that these objectives are applied in order to identify and implement appropriate safety improvements at existing plants''. The wording of the sentences of Conclusion 17 dedicated, the first one to new built reactors, the second one to existing plants, can be improved and clarified. But obviously the issue of the off-site consequences of an accident is fundamental. So the in-depth question comes: what can and should be done to achieve these safety objectives? And  More>>
Authors:
Lacoste, A.C., E-mail: Andre-Claude.LACOSTE@asn.fr [1] 
  1. Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire, Montrouge (France)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2014
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-CD-1749
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Defence in Depth - Advances and Challenges for Nuclear Installation Safety, Vienna (Austria), 21-24 Oct 2013; Other Information: Keynote presentation; Related Information: In: International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Defence in Depth — Advances and Challenges for Nuclear Installation Safety. Proceedings of an International Conference held in Vienna, Austria, 21-24 October 2013| 353 p.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT DATA; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON NUCLEAR SAFETY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR SAFETY
OSTI ID:
22318501
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Safety Assessment Section, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-158214-0; ISSN 1684-2073; TRN: XA14M7017024698
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE-1749_CD_web.pdf and on 1 CD-ROM from IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 6
Announcement Date:
Mar 23, 2015

Citation Formats

Lacoste, A.C., E-mail: Andre-Claude.LACOSTE@asn.fr. CNS Orientations, Safety Objectives and Implementation of the Defence in Depth Concept. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lacoste, A.C., E-mail: Andre-Claude.LACOSTE@asn.fr. CNS Orientations, Safety Objectives and Implementation of the Defence in Depth Concept. IAEA.
Lacoste, A.C., E-mail: Andre-Claude.LACOSTE@asn.fr. 2014. "CNS Orientations, Safety Objectives and Implementation of the Defence in Depth Concept." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {Full text: The 6th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) is convened in Vienna next year for two weeks from Monday March 24{sup th} to Friday April 4{sup th} 2014. The consequences and the lessons learnt from the accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will be a major issue. The 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the CNS in August 2012 was totally devoted to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. One of its main conclusions was Conclusion 17 included in the summary report which says: ''Nuclear power plants should be designed, constructed and operated with the objectives of preventing accidents and, should an accident occur, mitigating its effects and avoiding off-site contamination. The Contracting Parties also noted that regulatory authorities should ensure that these objectives are applied in order to identify and implement appropriate safety improvements at existing plants''. The wording of the sentences of Conclusion 17 dedicated, the first one to new built reactors, the second one to existing plants, can be improved and clarified. But obviously the issue of the off-site consequences of an accident is fundamental. So the in-depth question comes: what can and should be done to achieve these safety objectives? And in particular how to improve the definition and then the implementation of the Defence in Depth Concept? From my point of view, this is clearly the main issue of this Conference. (author)}
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year = {2014}
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