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Abstract

The third international symposium was organized as a conclusion to the 67 projects in the area of reactor safety, which were launched under the specific programme "Nuclear fission safety 1994-1998" of the Euratom framework programme. The symposium discussed the strategy and the main achievements of EU research in the area of reactor safety, especially severe accidents, together with their applications to plant safety improvement and regulatory approaches. All 67 multi-partner projects were presented at this symposium, together with 16 invited lectures of generic interest. The audience consisted of representatives of the end-users (i.e. manufacturing industries and utilities, and regulatory authorities, as well as research organizations and universities) from inside and outside the EU Member States.

The main areas covered were: (1) understanding of materials' aging effects and evaluation of the safety margins, (2) understanding the most risk-relevant phenomena for severe accidents in light-water reactors of the present as well as of future generations, and (3) development of severe accident management measures and innovative safety systems, especially for decay hear removal.

More information on the FISA 99 symposium and more generally on Community research in nuclear fission is available on the homepage (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5-euratom/src/events.htm) tm)

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Authors: VAN GOETHEM G, European Commission, DG Research, D.II.3, Brussels (BE);MARTIN BERMEJO J, European Commission, DG Research, D.II.3, Brussels (BE);ZURITA A, European Commission, DG Research, D.II.3, Brussels (BE);BISCHOFF H, European Commission, DG Research, D.II.3, Brussels (BE);KEINHORST G (EDITORS), European Commission, DG Research, D.II.3, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19532 EN (2000) 801 pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from Documentation Service, DG Research
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9588-2
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