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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In the Laboratory for Thermal Hydraulics at PSI, a fundamental research of boiling using highly-resolved numerical method has been continuously carried out since 2008 in the framework of several industrial, national and international projects. Our ultimate goal of this fundamental study is the complete understandings of boiling phenomena, and the target is pure numerical simulation of Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB) and dry-out phenomena for the purpose of safety of nuclear reactors. Here “pure” indicates that any empirical correlations are not used in the numerical

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1. BWR Stability Analysis: the Art of Simulating Complex Dynamic BehaviouR

One of the challenging areas of reactor dynamics is the stability analysis of Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), which are complex systems designed to remain very stable under normal operating conditions, but they might be susceptible to instabilities, under very rare and specific conditions, in which diverging power oscillations or even limit cycle oscillations may develop. The latter is clearly an illustration of a transition from a linear to a nonlinear regime. Understanding the complex

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The long-lived nuclide 79Se plays a key role in safety assessments for underground radioactive waste repositories. As oxidized anion (SeIVO32- or SeVIO42-) selenium is highly soluble and consequently mobile in a repository environment. On the other hand, it is sparingly soluble and thus less mobile when it occurs in reduced forms such as metallic Se0 or selenide (Se-II).

Due to the low fission yield, the chemical behaviour of Se isotopes during nuclear power plant operation is poorly

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After installation of the New Safe Confinement, the dose rate around the Arch has become twice...

On 14 February, the Ministry for Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine conducted press...

VTT was established 75 years ago on January 16, 1942. Behind us we have a life-long way of...

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) actively participates in  SAFIR2018  in all...

Coordinated public research programmes on nuclear waste management have been active in Finland...

VTT continues to support Posiva Oy in progressing towards operation of the first-in-the-world...

On 29 November 2016, special events took place at Chornobyl NPP (ChNPP) to celebrate successful...


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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.


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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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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.


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  • # 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