Title: Summary of the Workshop on Practical Experience in preparing Periodic Safety Review using IAEA guidelines
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC63600
ISBN: 978-92-79-20658-0
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24875 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC63600
DOI: 10.2790/33818
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: JRC organised in December 2010 (1st and 2nd) a workshop with the aim of providing utilities in the EU the opportunity of sharing their experience for the preparation of Periodic Safety Reviews (PSR). The EU directive of June 2009 on nuclear safety recognises the IAEA standards as the minimum to be reached in the EU nuclear power plants. This gives the IAEA guidelines a specific role: either as adopted standard or as comparison basis. The IAEA guidelines for preparing Periodic Safety Reviews are in the document IAEA Safety Guide NSG- 2.10 "Periodic Safety Review of Nuclear Power Plants" on the point to be superseded by the Draft D-426. It appeared however that the application of this safety guide may present some difficulties to the utility, more specifically as far as safety factors are concerned. This was the reason for organising the above mentioned workshop where participants could thoroughly discuss the identified issues and share approaches and solutions. The first day (Dec 1st) was devoted to sharing the participants' experience in preparing periodic safety review and to discussing the questionnaire's results, while the 2nd day was concentrated to the discussion of 5 specific safety factors. The discussions on those factors were animated by participants who had experience of solutions or in the contrary of difficulties with those factors. The added value of such a workshop was: 1) a strong focus on a specific issue; 2) a tight schedule; 3) a good basis for sharing experience and advice; 4) a possibility to connect between professionals working under different regulatory framework.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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