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European Nuclear Reactor Safety; continued reassurance through research, EUR 21030

Funded under: FP6-EURATOM


This brochure presents the broad approach and outcomes of nuclear reactor safety research (NRS) undertaken in the Euratom Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) between 1998 and 2002. Although supported by the European Commission (EC), NRS in FP5 was driven by the clear research priorities identified by the wider European nuclear sector, including the electricity generation and distribution utilities, safety authorities, engineering companies and manufacturers, research establishments and academia. In addition, these identified research needs took into account the interests of stakeholders in the Associate Countries and in international organisations. These research priorities arise from economic growth scenarios that will drive the supply and demand for energy for the coming decades. A further factor shaping priorities is security of energy supply. The Member States and the European Union are implementing policies in line with the Green Paper1 recommendations to increase the security of energy supplies through diversification of energy supply and the use of indigenous primary sources.

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