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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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The lifetime management of nuclear power plants is increasingly important. VTT provides irradiated material investigations based on long-term research and development experience. VTT’s services help the industry to operate plants longer and more cost-effectively, safety ensured.

VTT’s brand-new hot cell laboratory offers 30 remote-handling work stations equipped with an array of devices for testing and characterizing radioactive materials. It is part of the VTT Centre of Nuclear Safety, which also includes laboratories for electron microscopy and analytical radiochemistry. VTT has

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The objective of the Finnish Nuclear Power Plant Safety Research programme 2015-2018 (SAFIR2018) is to ensure that should new matters related to the safe use of nuclear power plants arise, the authorities possess sufficient technical expertise and other competence required for rapidly determining the significance of the matters. VTT actively participates in all of the SAFIR2018 research areas: plant safety and systems engineering, reactor safety, structural safety and materials, and research infrastructure (see http://safir2018.vtt.fi/).

Since

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Coordinated public research programmes on nuclear waste management have been active in Finland since 1989. They have been devoted to serving the research needs of Finnish nuclear authorities, most notably the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE), the leading Finnish authority in all nuclear matters. The current research programme extending from 2015 to 2018 is called KYT2018 (http://kyt2018.vtt.fi/en/).

VTT’s contribution to KYT programme can be seen on three levels. First,

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Mochovce NPP, units 3 and 4 Surveillance Specimens Programme (MSSP-34) was developed in VUJE...

Liquid radioactive waste (LRAW) in Bohunice NPP is stored inside the underground concrete tanks...

In June 25 – 27, 2019 in Holiday Inn, Trnava, Slovakia, the Slovak Nuclear Society (SNUS)...

On 23-24 of May, 2018, Prof. Dr. Tony Donné the Programme Manager (CEO) of...

Final meeting of H2020 BRILLIANT project was held in the Lithuanian Energy Institute. The...

The first steps of the conference of young scientists of Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) were...

24-26 September, 2018, Kaunas, Lithuania

In 2018, the International...

On 19 July 2018, a remarkable event took place: for the first time in the history of 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.

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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