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International Nuclear Safety Group Holds Forum in Vienna

Richard Meserve

INSAG Chairman Richard Meserve (right) will head a panel discussion at the Forum in September. At left is Mr. Ken Brockman, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Installation Safety. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

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Global experts in nuclear safety are meeting at the IAEA 18 September 2006, the day the Agency´s General Conference of Member States opens in Vienna. The International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) includes top nuclear safety officials from 14 countries and organizations.

The INSAG Forum will examine issues related to the infrastructure for nuclear safety that is needed by countries with emerging and mature nuclear power programmes. The agenda includes national presentations from the Republic of Korea, Turkey, United States, India, Argentina, and Germany, followed by a panel discussion chaired by INSAG Chairman Richard Meserve.

INSAG is a group of experts with high professional competence in the field of safety working in regulatory organizations, research and academic institutions and the nuclear industry. It is convened under the auspices of the IAEA with the objective to provide authoritative advice and guidance on nuclear safety approaches, policies and principles. In particular, INSAG will provide recommendations and opinions on current and emerging nuclear safety issues to the IAEA, the nuclear community and the public.

See Story Resources for the Forum agenda. The Forum takes places at the Austria Center, Hall E, beginning at 15:30 hrs on Monday, 18 September.