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Thanks to all participants of EUROSAFE 2019.

EUROSAFE 2020 will take place on 2 and 3 November in Paris, France!






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Even if CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium) Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) plants have some commonalities in source term formation with the PWR, VVER type reactors, the particularities (horizontal fuel channels -two concentric Pressure and Calandria Tubes immersed in a large Calandria Vessel, heavy water filled; heavy water coolant and heavy water moderator;  short fuel bundles -roughly 50 cm long and 10 cm in diameter, placed horizontally in the core; natural uranium fuel; daily refuelling and shuffling), and especially the core configuration together with the complexity of the

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The Advanced Lead-cooled Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED) was designed in its role of LFR demonstrator to be fully representative for the European Lead Fast Reactor.

ALFRED project was launched in 2013 with the signature of the international Consortium FALCON (fostering ALFRED construction) among the Ansaldo Nucleare and ENEA (Italy), and RATEN ICN (Romania). Targeting the 2030 timeframe for the ALFRED commissioning, FALCON Consortium was renewed at the end of 2017 on the basis of a stronger commitment of the member, being extended to other supporting organizations

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The pressure tubes in the fuel channels of the Cernavoda NPP are made from Zr-2.5%Nb, and they contain the fuel bundles with heavy water as coolant (10 MPa pressure inside the pressure tube).

Following operational experience feedback (related to the CANDU pressure tubes cracking), a big effort was carried out to improve the material properties for Zr-2.5%Nb alloy, and to elaborate the proper technical requirements for CANDU pressure tubes. These technical requirements were specified in the Canadian Standard CAN/CSA N285.8 -2005 „Technical requirements for in-service evaluation of

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Based on a decision of the Romanian Government regarding the organization and operation of the...

FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 conferences were co-organized by the European Commission, Romanian...

Nuclear power today still plays a key role in global energy generation. The industry success...

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The State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety obtained a...

The Second International Nuclear Summer School, conducted for two consecutive years now on the...

On 10 July 2019, symbolic key delivery took place at the ChNPP: transfer of the New Safe...


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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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