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Technological problems of nuclear safety

A Council Resolution on the technological problems of nuclear safety (18.6.1992) makes reference to a previous Council Resolution of July 1975 on the same subject (published OJ No C 185 of 14.8.1975) and notes that the Commission forwarded in January of this year a report to t...
A Council Resolution on the technological problems of nuclear safety (18.6.1992) makes reference to a previous Council Resolution of July 1975 on the same subject (published OJ No C 185 of 14.8.1975) and notes that the Commission forwarded in January of this year a report to the Council on the implementation of the 1975 Resolution for the period 1987-1991.

In its report, the Commission stresses the need for the institutions responsible for nuclear safety within the Community to continue to participate actively in the process of consultation and coordination and to extend the benefits of such work beyond the Community. The Council recognizes progress made towards a satisfactory degree of protection of both the population and the environment in the Community at the highest practical safety levels, and encourages active participation in the consultation and coordination process.

The importance of technological progress in relation to the safety of nuclear installations is reaffirmed. The Council invites the Member States to intensify concerted effort through significant joint actions on key safety issues. It underlines the importance of nuclear safety research and technological innovation plus the need to continue and increase action within the Community, including the study of future generations of reactors. This action may, wherever possible, be extended to third countries, notably those of Central and Eastern Europe and the Republics of the former Soviet Union.

Emphasizing the importance of nuclear safety in Europe, the Council also requests the Member States and the Commission to adopt as a fundamental and priority objective of nuclear cooperation, particularly with the other European countries, that of bringing their nuclear installations up to safety levels equivalent to those in the Community.

Member States and the Commission are encouraged to act in coordination in international fora on the basis of the achievements reached in the Community, towards a system of internationally accepted nuclear safety criteria and requirements.
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