February 2018 - IRSN

Eurosafe NEWS

Launching of SITEX_Network

The SITEX initiative has taken a new turn since beginning of 2018. SITEX, which stands for Sustainable Independent Technical EXpertise  on radioactive waste management (RWM), was the subject of two European projects (2012-2013 and 2015-2017) aiming at defining and then implementing activities and interaction modes in view of developing at the international level an expertise function network in RWM.


Limiting the consequences of a severe reactor accident: the results of the European PASSAM project

The European project Passive and Active Systems on Severe Accident Source Term Mitigation (PASSAM) was launched in 2013 with a view to improving retention of radioactive releases after a core-damage accident in a light water reactor. In four years, the project has provided useful information on the filtering of these releases.



UK-France Summit 2018: conclusions from the Civil Nuclear Energy Seminar.

The discussions between the British and French ministers in charge of energy regarding nuclear energy cooperation emphasize that bilateral cooperation, supported by both regulators (ONR and ASN) and their respective TSOs (WOOD and IRSN), should rely upon the most stringent requirements in terms of nuclear safety, security and radiation protection. The conclusions highlight notably that the development of harmonized expertise practices in particular through the ETSON Network as well as addressing long term research challenges in nuclear safety, are key priorities for the future.

Annual Forum 2018 Nugenia
Nuclear Days 2018

10 - 12 April 2018
at Prague, Czech Republic

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IAEA Workshop on Building Technical and Scientific Capabilities in Embarking Countries

10 - 13 April 2018
at Vienna, Austria

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International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security

15 - 18 October 2018
at Brussels, Belgium

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Oversight of Safety Culture and Management System course

ENSTTI, the professional training and tutoring institute to transfer the knowledge and the knowhow of the European Nuclear Safety Organizations, offers a 5-day-training on

16 - 20 April 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

The course objective is to present the fundamentals, principles and requirements to develop, implement and use an Integrated Management System fitted to the needs of the Regulatory Body and to its Technical Safety Organization. An overview of recent developments related to the Regulatory Body safety culture is also included into the course together with a highlight of the main standards and processes for safety culture evaluation.

No particular knowledge is required.

Deadline for participants from European countries: 16 March 2018
The training is limited to 20 participants. So don’t be late and register now at the enstti website...



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