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International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. Keynote papers. Regulatory aspects of NPP safety, status of safety improvements, status of safety analysis report

Abstract

The Objective of the Conference was to assess the past decade of nuclear safety efforts in countries operating WWER and RBMK nuclear reactors and to address remaining safety issues which require further work. A particular focus of the Conference was on international co-operation and assistance and where such efforts should be focused in the future. All Eastern European countries that operate RBMK or WWER reactors participated in the Conference, and presented papers on three key areas of nuclear safety: Regulatory Aspects of Nuclear Power Plant Safety; Status of Safety Improvements; and Status of Safety Analysis Reports. In addition, representatives from 18 additional countries that provide financial and/or technical assistance and co-operation in the area of WWER and RBMK safety offered the most extensive commentary. Key international (IAEA, World Association of Nuclear Operators, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the G-24 NUSAC, the European Commission, and the EBRD) organizations that provide nuclear safety assistance for WWER and RBMK reactors also made presentations. There is no question that considerable progress on nuclear safety has been made in Eastern Europe. Special mention should be made of successful efforts to strengthen the independence and technical competence of the nuclear regulatory authorities. Efforts should now concentrate on  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1999
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-CN-75; CONF-990618-
Reference Number:
SCA: 210200; PA: AIX-30:031403; EDB-99:074061; SN: 99002117564
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe, Vienna (Austria), 14-18 Jun 1999; Other Information: DN: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Jun 1999
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; EASTERN EUROPE; ENFORCEMENT; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS; LEADING ABSTRACT; LEGAL ASPECTS; LEGISLATION; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; NEA; NUCLEAR OPERATORS; REACTOR SAFETY; REGULATORY GUIDES; SAFETY REPORTS; SAFETY STANDARDS; WWER TYPE REACTORS; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
363531
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99626781; TRN: XA9950490031403
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99626781
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
183 p.
Announcement Date:

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International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. Keynote papers. Regulatory aspects of NPP safety, status of safety improvements, status of safety analysis report. IAEA: N. p., 1999. Web.
International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. Keynote papers. Regulatory aspects of NPP safety, status of safety improvements, status of safety analysis report. IAEA.
1999. "International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. Keynote papers. Regulatory aspects of NPP safety, status of safety improvements, status of safety analysis report." IAEA.
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title = {International conference on the strengthening of nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. Keynote papers. Regulatory aspects of NPP safety, status of safety improvements, status of safety analysis report}
abstractNote = {The Objective of the Conference was to assess the past decade of nuclear safety efforts in countries operating WWER and RBMK nuclear reactors and to address remaining safety issues which require further work. A particular focus of the Conference was on international co-operation and assistance and where such efforts should be focused in the future. All Eastern European countries that operate RBMK or WWER reactors participated in the Conference, and presented papers on three key areas of nuclear safety: Regulatory Aspects of Nuclear Power Plant Safety; Status of Safety Improvements; and Status of Safety Analysis Reports. In addition, representatives from 18 additional countries that provide financial and/or technical assistance and co-operation in the area of WWER and RBMK safety offered the most extensive commentary. Key international (IAEA, World Association of Nuclear Operators, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the G-24 NUSAC, the European Commission, and the EBRD) organizations that provide nuclear safety assistance for WWER and RBMK reactors also made presentations. There is no question that considerable progress on nuclear safety has been made in Eastern Europe. Special mention should be made of successful efforts to strengthen the independence and technical competence of the nuclear regulatory authorities. Efforts should now concentrate on improving the depth and scope of the technical abilities of the regulatory authorities. More attention by governments is needed to ensure that the regulatory authorities have the financial resources and enforcement authority to fully execute their missions. In respect to the operators of the nuclear power plants, they have demonstrated clear progress in operational safety improvements. Significant additional efforts are required to maintain and enhance an effective safety culture. Design safety improvement programmes are in place in all countries. Implementation of these programmes has varied and is particularly affected by economic conditions. Valuable time and effort in implementing these programmes could be saved by increasing the exchange of information on the engineering solutions and implementation of the safety modifications among the countries in Eastern Europe. Mechanisms for the exchange of information should be strengthened. Consistency in both the probabilistic and deterministic approaches is desired and could be reached through systematic information exchanges among the Eastern Europe countries. The IAEA could provide one useful forum for these exchanges. Continued international assistance is also appropriate in this area. A high level of interest in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe was evidenced by the countries dedicated efforts to complete effective keynote papers to guide discussions in the conference. Discussions over the week of these papers among the participants provided new insights into solutions for safety issues that remain in these countries. These papers and the presentations will be placed on the internet by each of the Eastern European countries and the IAEA will link these to the web site of the IAEA nuclear safety department for easy reference Refs, figs, tabs}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1999}
month = {Jun}
}