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The    feature 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 EUROSAFE News from December 2017 we informed readers about the decision of the Czech nuclear regulatory authority SÚJB (State Office for Nuclear Safety) to build its new TSO organization in the National Radiation Protection Institute  (hereinafter SÚRO v.v.i.), which is the traditional SÚJB’s TSO for radiation protection. Research Centre Řež (CVŘ), current member of ETSON and SÚJB’s TSO  in the area of nuclear safety, has agreed with SUJB on gradual transfer of the nuclear safety expertize from CVŘ to SÚRO v.v.i.

The implementation of this decision is today, two years after its

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An important part of the CVŘ research infrastructure is the research reactor LVR-15, which has been in operation since 1957. The reactor is operated under the license of the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB), which expires in 2020.  The CVŘ is preparing an application to extend it for another 10 years. 

One of the most important license documents of the reactor is its Operational Safety Report, which describes the basic design characteristics of the reactor and summarizes its safety by analysing so-called design basis accidents.

The reactor is an important source of

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Ongoing H2020 European LEU-FOREvER Project, associating major actors of the European Research Reactors community – CEA, CVŘ, FRAMATOME - CERCA, ILL, NCBJ, SCK∙CEN, TechnicAtome, TUM, aims at fostering the development of sustainable Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) fuels for European Research Reactors.

Some European Medium Power Research Reactors (EU_MPRR) are currently operated with a single qualified LEU dispersed UO2 based fuel: as part of the LEU-FOREvER project, fuel supply chain diversification is expected for these reactors. In order to fulfil this objective, LVR-15 reactor,

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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.

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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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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