Support of the European Commission funded PHARE and TACIS Nuclear Safety Programes by the Joint Research Centre (JRC)
The EUs strategy for improving nuclear safety in central Europe and in the New Independent States (NIS) is based on the G7 strategy adopted in 1992 and reflected the IAEA' s classification of design and operation risks regarding nuclear reactors. One of the principal tools that the Commission put into place to implement this strategy was the 'Master Plan', a method for evaluation in twelve key practical safety areas, mainly for the VVER type reactors, along the line of the IAEA classification. For the RBMK reactors, TACIS, which is focused on the New Independent States (NIS) has funded an important generic and comprehensive safety assessment performed by a consortium of firms with Russian participation. In addition special assistance projects have been implemented for the Chernobyl closure and the "sarcophagus".
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 5th International Exchange Forum on Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants of the VVER and RBMK Types. Organised by: USDOE, IAEA and Swedish International Project on Nuclear Safety. Held in: Obninsk, (RU) 16-2
Record Number: 200013513 / Last updated on: 2001-07-25
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