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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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The Romanian National Strategy for Nuclear Safety and Security was approved by Government Decision no. 600 on July 23, 2014.

The fundamental objective of the Strategy is the continuous improvement of nuclear safety and security, namely the protection of personnel, population and environment, against the harmful effects of radiation. Considering the factors contributing to the nuclear safety and security, 12 derived strategic objectives (OSD) (first 7 - basic strategic objectives, the others - strategic support objectives) were established, being focused on:

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Nuclear Materials and Corrosion Department infrastructure allows the following investigations: corrosion behaviour of metallic materials from the primary and secondary circuit of the CANDU reactor; corrosion behaviour of advanced materials for Generation IV reactors; microbiologic corrosion in NPPs; DHC phenomenon and fracture mechanics; structural integrity of metallic components under different conditions; thermal-mechanic behaviour of metallic and ceramic materials under different stress levels and environment conditions; manufacturing experimental nuclear fuel (prototype).


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The Strategic Research Agenda of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technical platform requires new large infrastructures for its successful deployment. MYRRHA has been identified as a long term supporting research facility for all ESNII systems and as such put in the high-priority list of ESFRI. MYRRHA, under development by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), is a fast reactor system with lead-bismuth (LBE) cooling, driven by a particle accelerator. The goal of the FP7 MAXSIMA project is to contribute to the "safety in MYRRHA" assessment. In the frame of MAXSIMA project,

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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...

The discussions between the British and French ministers in charge of energy regarding nuclear...

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Amec Foster Wheeler merged with Wood Group in October 2017...


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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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