Project “Analysis to Support Implementation in Practice of Articles 8a-8c of Directive 2014/87/Euratom”

This project has been commissioned to ETSON by the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission. The main goal of the project is to gain a deeper insight into the technical implementation of the nuclear safety requirements introduced by the Directive 2014/87/Euratom in the EU member states.

The 1st workshop has been organized on July 4 and 5, 2018, at the premises of the European Commission in Luxembourg. Preliminary results of the project have been presented and discussed with the participants. The workshop has been attended by representatives of regulatory bodies, Directorate General for Energy, OECD/NEA and some other interested organizations. The discussion of the preliminary results indicated a considerable potential to further develop common understanding of technical rationales and criteria related to the Directive terms such as for example “reasonably practical”, “large release”, “early release”, “prevention”, “mitigation” and “avoid” in in national implementations.

The 1st workshops provided excellent guidance for the continuation of the project and good incentives for more dedicated technical communication between different stakeholders.

The project is coordinated by the GRS with participation of IRSN, JSI, LEI, BelV, VUJE, CV Rez, MTA-EK, VTT and RATEN-ICN.


Dr. Kay Nünighoff, GRS