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Abstract

For fifty years, European Commission inspectors have been verifying in nuclear installations that fissile material is not diverted from its intended peaceful use. How do these European inspectors work? What are they checking? Examples in a classic nuclear power plant and in the French reprocessing plant at La Hague where several hundred kilos of nuclear material are recycled each year. What happens when the inspections reveal irregularities, as for instance is the case for a storage pond at the Sellafield reprocessing plant in the United Kingdom? How are nuclear inspections likely to evolve in future and what are the European Commission's priorities for them? The video answers these questions.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Energy and Transport, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. CD-ROM/DVD edition, free of charge
Availability: Catalogue Number: KO-65-05-044-2A-Z The document can be ordered online at: http://bookshop.eu/
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6731-2
Record Number: 200618723 / Last updated on: 2006-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en,fr