Technical Meeting on Siting for Nuclear Power Plants

15 – 18 Oct 2019
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT1701736

The identification of appropriate site(s) for a nuclear power plant is a project that needs to begin early and include appropriate stakeholder involvement to facilitate acceptance of a project. Most Member States of the IAEA that are considering nuclear power have no or little experience of siting and site evaluation activities specific to nuclear power plant. A well-planned and managed site survey and selection process, considering safety, environmental, technical, economic and social factors, will ensure the proper choice of site and help the nuclear power programme and associated site related projects to be completed in a timely manner.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify and discuss challenges and good practices related to the siting and supporting facilities for nuclear power plants during each phase of nuclear power infrastructure development.

The IAEA has revised its guidance document on this topic — Managing Siting Activities for Nuclear Power Plants (IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-T-3.7) — and the draft text of the updated version will be shared with participants in advance of the meeting. The meeting will provide an opportunity to present the revised publication, exchange information among countries and learn the lessons afforded by case studies from existing nuclear power programmes.

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