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Cables used in nuclear power plants have functions of supplying electric power or transmitting signals for monitoring or controlling equipment. Safety-related cables are required to maintain their intended function under all assumed environmental conditions including various design basis accidents, such as a loss-of-coolant accident, throughout their service life [1].

Figure 2 Cables set in test chamber before steam exposureThe regulatory requirements

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The Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide in Japan requires that the emergency planning zones around a nuclear power plant (NPP), the emergency classification and emergency action levels (EALs), according to the NPP conditions, shall be implemented in advance. Based on the Guide, before a release of radioactive materials, precautionary protective actions are implemented, and after the release, urgent and early protective actions are also implemented according to the measured radioactivity. Recently, the Guide was revised to set more reasonably foreseeable conditions based on

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Any licensee of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility has a duty to maintain its performance to meet the regulatory requirements based on the law.

In order to gain important technical viewpoints on ageing and apply them to the regulatory oversight of licensees’ maintenance activities, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) was entrusted to conduct studies on the following issues by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority:

(1) corrosion of stainless steel;

(2) stress corrosion cracking of zirconium; and

(3) hydrogen embrittlement cracking of Zr/Ta/Stainless steel

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To evaluate fault activity, reliable dating methods for geological units (landforms or...

The two year Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, SARENA (SAfe and REliable Nuclear...

The Federal Law No. 118-FZ dated of May 23, 2018 “On amendments to the Article 26 of the Federal...

The present situation of nuclear energy in Europe asks for a continuing effort in the field of...

The software for assessment the level of nuclear and radiological events in the INES was...

This project has been commissioned to ETSON by the Directorate General for Energy of the...

ENEN (the European Nuclear Education Network) provides...

Around two hundred participants from more than 20 countries are expected to attend the...


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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 Bel V (Belgium), CSN (Spain), CV REZ (Czech Republic), MTA EK (Hungary), GRS (Germany), ANVS (The Netherlands), ENEA (Italy), INRNE BAS (Bulgaria), IRSN (France), NRA (Japan), JSI (Slovenia), LEI (Lithuania), PSI (Switzerland), RATEN ICN (Romania), SSM (Sweden), SEC NRS (Russia), SSTC NRS (Ukraine), VTT (Finland), VUJE (Slovakia), Wood (United Kingdom), 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. Besides the authorities CSN, ANVS and SSM, all 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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