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Abstract

This report describes the results of the study that was made, under Contract No ECI-1390-B7221-85D, for the European Atomic Energy Community. The aim of the study was to examine and assess the feasibility of developing coherent and uniform criteria for judging the acceptability of the technical aspects of the risks associated with potentially hazardous installations. The report is arranged in five main parts. First the nature of hazardous installations is considered and this provides the basis for examination of the currently-used technical risk acceptability criteria. Next, the possible forms of criteria are explored and then universally consistent partial and overall technical risk acceptability criteria are proposed. Following this the implications of using the criteria proposed at the design, regulatory and operating levels are examined. Then, by testing the criteria against some real decisions, the practical problems of using the proposed criteria are explored. This leads to consideration of possible alternatives to the proposed criteria. Finally the conclusions that appear to be justified are summarized and the need for further work is identified.

Additional information

Authors: CHICKEN J C JOHN C. CHICKEN CONSULTANCY LTD., GODALMING (UK), JOHN C. CHICKEN CONSULTANCY LTD., GODALMING (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11373 EN (1988) FS, 58 PP., ECU 6.00, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126101700 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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