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Risk informed support of decision making in nuclear power plant emergency zoning - Generic framework towards harmonising NPP emergency planning practices

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

The report provides a systematic overview of the essential aspects of risk informed support of decision making (RIDM) in nuclear power plant (NPP) emergency zoning (EZ) as a contribution to harmonizing strategic practices in this area. Owing to the state-of-the-art understanding and increased characterisation of NPP severe accidents, overall management of them should be analysed as an integrated complex process. The interrelationship of NPP emergency operating procedures, safety and risk assessments, severe accident management guidelines, and emergency off-site actions should be planned and organised to minimize the consequences of such accidents. A deterministic approach, coupled with both probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) technology and PSA results can play significant role in the development of relevant nuclear utility, regulatory and all stakeholders policies. The report describes the background, objectives and current state of a corresponding activity within JRC-IE's Analysis and Management of Nuclear Accidents (AMA) Action on probabilistic safety / risk assessment methodologies and practices for RIDM approach applied to NPP EZ. The approach is interdisciplinary, based on integration of PSA technology, severe accident phenomenology, and radiological protection.

Additional information

Authors: KUBANYI J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);BOLADO L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);SERBANESCU DAN, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23280 EN (2008), 132 pp. Free of Charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LDNA23280 (Catalogue Number: LD-NA-23280-EN-C)
Record Number: 200819954 / Last updated on: 2008-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en