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EUROSAFE 2017

6 & 7 November 2017
Paris, France

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The EUROSAFE News features contributions provided by its members on current projects, scientific or technical issues and ongoing developments in the field of nuclear safety, nuclear waste management and radiological protection as well as on respective events. In addition, it also serves as a platform for information on the activities of the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON).

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The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) enforced the new regulatory requirements in July 2013. Those requirements are based on the lessons learned from the accident of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP. The new regulatory requirements require that tsunami protection facilities shall be installed in the NPP to protect facilities and components from the influences of tsunami, and a seawall is one of the important structures for tsunami protection. In order to maintain the tsunami protection function, it is necessary to well understand the characteristics of the tsunami wave force and evaluate the

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Recently, large-scale electric discharges called High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) have been reported to occur in electric equipment and components in the Nuclear Power Station (NPS) (NEA/CSNI/R(2013)6). If a HEAF occurs in electric equipment, the pressure and temperature in and around the equipment rise rapidly like an explosive phenomenon with destructive force that causes serious damage to the equipment. In addition, a HEAF may cause a fire, which has a serious impact on cables and other components around the equipment.

In Japan, due to the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11,

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For continuous safety enhancement of nuclear power plant, Regulatory Standard and Research Department, Secretariat of the Nuclear Regulation Authority (S/NRA/R) has been studying severe accident phenomena in the containment, including lessons learned from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi (1F) accident. We prioritized research programs for better understanding of each phenomenon and development of analytical models, based on the complexity of severe accident phenomena and regulatory perspectives. The objectives of our experimental research programs are to clarify debris morphology and coolability

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The Japan’s first AFR*1 dry storage facility for SNF, the Recyclable Fuel Storage...

The delegation of Ukrainian experts participated in the workshop devoted to the Ukrainian-...

On 22-23 March, the International Conference “Novel Vision of Scientific and Technical Support...

A steam explosion is an energetic fuel coolant interaction process, which may occur during a...

NUSHARE is a FP7 project implementing a European Education, Training and Information initiative...

An experiment on hydrogen deflagration with upward flame propagation in a homogeneous air-steam-...

The creation of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN, 2003) and gradual structuration of...

About

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„EUROSAFE“ is a global and European initiative aimed at promoting the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe. It is formed and managed by the EUROSAFE partners Amec Foster Wheeler (United Kingdom), Bel V (Belgium), CSN (Spain), CV REZ (Czech Republic), MTA EK (Hungary), GRS (Germany), ANVS (The Netherlands), INRNE BAS (Bulgaria), IRSN (France), NRA (Japan), JSI (Slovenia), LEI (Lithuania), PSI (Switzerland), SSM (Sweden), SEC NRS (Russia), SSTC NRS (Ukraine), VTT (Finland), VUJE (Slovakia), a group of technical safety organisations (TSOs) and European regulatory bodies with nuclear safety expertise and competent in nuclear safety assessments, that create the EUROSAFE Association and the Programme Committee. Some of these organisations are also members of ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organisations Network.

With a view to promoting the formation of a European scientific and technical network in the field of nuclear safety, the EUROSAFE Association has the following objectives:

  • to form a suitable forum for exchanges on analyses and R&D in the field of nuclear safety,to share experiences, and to exchange technical and scientific opinions,
  • to contribute to fostering the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe,
  • to further the definition and the implementation of nuclear safety research programmes.

The partners are aware that a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection is a priority for the countries of Europe; they

  • recognise the reinforcement of the European dimension in the technical, economical and societal challenges which nuclear safety has to face,
  • take note that nuclear safety expertise plays a major role in contributing to the attainment and maintenance of a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection,
  • acknowledge that the organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise develop appropriate approaches to safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities,
  • recognise the need for increased co-operation and reinforced sharing of experience between organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise.

The EUROSAFE Forums

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The EUROSAFE Forum is an international conference on nuclear safety and security, radioactive waste management and radiological protection. Since 1999, this event brings together representatives of organisations specialised in nuclear and radiological safety techniques, research institutes, power utilities, industry, public authorities and non-governmental organisations to inform about and discuss current developments and achievements in these topics.

Nuclear energy contributes approximately one third of European electricity production. A high level of nuclear safety is a priority for the countries of Europe. The technical safety organisations play an important role in contributing to that objective through appropriate approaches to major safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities.

The challenges to nuclear safety are increasingly international. Changes in underlying technologies such as instrumentation and control, the impact of electricity market deregulation, demands for improved safety, the ageing of nuclear facilities, waste management, maintaining and improving scientific and technical knowledge and the need for greater transparency - these are all issues where the value of an international approach is gaining increasing recognition.

The development of the European Union including its 2004 enlargement will also require closer collaboration between technical safety organisations and even more convergence in European nuclear safety practices. EUROSAFE aims to respond to these needs by offering a European forum for information on and discussion of important nuclear safety issues.

The EUROSAFE Tribune

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Tribune

From 2001 until 2016, GRS and IRSN published the magazine "EUROSAFE Tribune". Twice a year, this publication provided readers with articles about key issues in the world of nuclear safety and radiological protection, focusing alternately on the respective EUROSAFE Forum´s main subject and special topics.

 

Cover Tribune 29

 

  • # 6 Man-Technology-Organisation – The Safety Trilogy
  • # 5 Decision Making – A Stakeholder Involvement Issue
  • # 4 Decommissioning – The Need for a Holistic Approach
  • # 3 Convergence of Safety Practices
  • # 2 Safety of Reactor Low-Power and Shutdown States
  • # 1 Management of Nuclear Risks