Progress in licensing ITER in Cadarache
In the framework of licensing ITER in France, a safety rapport called �Dossier d�Options de Sûreté� (DOS) has been submitted for examination by CEA, mandated to act on behalf of a future ITER organisation, to the French Safety authorities in March 2002. A thorough examination of the document has been performed by the technical body of the French Nuclear Safety Authority. The latter approved the contents of the DOS in November 2002 and issued recommendations to be taken into account in the next mandatory safety document to be prepared, the �Rapport Préliminaire de Sûreté�, RPrS. The RPrS is part of the application documentation for the Décret de Création, DAC, which will allow starting the construction of ITER. DAC must be submitted to a Public Enquiry. During 2002 and 2003 main elements for writing the RPrS have been elaborated and studies still to be done have been detected during this preparatory process. DARPE (�Demande d�Autorisation de Rejets d�Effluents et de Prélèvements d�Eau�) is an Authorisation Request for Effluents Release and Intake of Water. DARPE is the step following RPrS in the licensing process, but it is only mandatory for the operation and consequently, it could be deferred until then. Related safety documents concerning DARPE are mainly, a description of which kind of operation is planned, indicating the types of effluents to be processed, their origin, quantity, their radioactive and chemical composition, physical characteristics, treatment processes, waste release conditions and composition of the effluents to the rejected; a document indicating the effects of the operation (impact study). Non-radioactive effluents and industrial impact also have to be included (e.g. impact of a high voltage line on the countryside). Finally, the planned monitoring and intervention means in the case of incident or accident have to be presented.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 23rd Symposium on Fusion Technology Organised by: Consorzio RFX (IT) Held at: Fondazione Cini, Venice (IT)
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Number: 200517980 / Last updated on: 2005-03-10
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