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Abstract

The periodic safety re-evaluations under review in this study are any that are carried out in addition to those reviews which represent the primary means of safety assurance. The periodic safety re-evaluation is broader and more comprehensive in nature. The cumulative effects of experience (national and international), advances in knowledge and analysis techniques, improvements in safety standards and operating practices, overall effects of plant ageing, and the totality of all modifications over the period in question need to be taken into account. The scope and contents of each country's review shows many similarities of approach, any differences being explained by the age and type of reactor in operation. Many similarities emerge in the topics selected for re-evaluation and in the approach to re-evaluation itself. The overall conclusion is that while approaches may differ in some respects, for practical purposes comparable levels of safety are achieved in the periodic safety re-evaluation of nuclear power plants.

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Authors: CEC WORKING GROUP ON THE SAFETY OF THERMAL REACTORS, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13056 EN (1990) 20 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1725-4
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