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Significant differences exist between the Member States of the European Union (EU) in their policies and licensing approaches towards nuclear energy. Within the national licensing procedures the treatment of source terms also varies. The EC has initiated a Reinforced Concerted Action (RCA) on Reactor Safety Research, whereby effort and data from organizations within the EU are contributed, with EC funding used to maximize the benefits of collaboration. Work is being conducted in eight areas: core degradation, hydrogen, molten fuel coolant interaction, reactor pressure vessel, molten corium concrete interaction, source term, containment, and accident management support. Concerning the source term, thirteen organizations were involved during the first year producing a series of assessments, sensitivity studies, and state-of-the-art reviews to identify areas of consensus and uncertainties in the database. As a result of this work, a number of reports have been produced. This document is intended as a simple reference and guide to some of these reports and gives a summary of each report.

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Authors: BOWSHER B R, AEA Technology, Winfrith (GB);TOLLEY B J R (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16500 EN (1995) 69pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr G Cottone, DG XII-F-5, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5283-6
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