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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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Dependence on Russia in nuclear energy has been practically reduced to zero.

Energy dependence of Ukraine on Russia is not limited to scandalous gas and oil-product problems. For a long time, the Russian Federation played also on the atomic strings of the national nuclear industry. How Ukraine managed to minimize cooperation with the Russian Federation in the nuclear field, why Russia-controlled mass media continue to sling mud on Ukrainian nuclear energy, how to oppose this, as well as on up-to-date transformations and development of the industry, Ihor SHEVCHENKO, Director of the

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Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom Company have recently signed a new nuclear fuel contract extension. The contract expands cooperation and is intended for supply of Westinghouse fuel to seven of the fifteen Ukrainian nuclear power units beginning from 2021.

“We are the only VVER-1000 operator in the world that has fully diversified nuclear fuel supplies for this reactor design”, Yurii Nedashkovsky pointed out. “Cooperation with Westinghouse Electric was key to achieving this goal”.

Today, Westinghouse fuel is operated in mixed cores at six Ukrainian NPP units:

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On 30 January 2018, a joint meeting of the Public Councils under the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) and the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAEZ) was held. The agenda included four topics common for these two authorities.

The first topic to discuss was updating of the Strategy for Shelter Transformation into an Environmentally Safe System. SAEZ Chairman Vitaly Petruk says that active work is underway to complete and commission the New Safe Confinement (NSC). One of the next most important stages will be dismantling of Shelter unstable

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Increase in the volumetric activity of iodine-131 (131I) radionuclide within the...

In February 2018, representatives of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and...

On 13 February, representatives of the SNRIU headed by Hryhorii Plachkov, SNRIU Chairman,...

On 13-15 March 2018, the 30th Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) was held...

The IAEA Secretariat sent statements on inspection results for nuclear facilities in Ukraine...

The matter of establishing a reserved area in the Chornobyl exclusion zone has been brought up...

The SITEX initiative has taken a new turn since beginning of 2018. SITEX, which stands for...

The European project Passive and Active Systems on Severe Accident...


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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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