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Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security

Strengthening Cooperation and Improving Capabilities

Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Beijing, China, 27–31 October 2014


This publication is the proceedings of an international conference with a primary objective to examine Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) and their role in the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Through the presentations and discussions, the conference participants assessed the effectiveness of TSOs and explored ways to improve capabilities and strengthen cooperation among TSOs. Other topics addressed included the challenges faced by TSOs when interacting with regulatory bodies, the industry and the public; and the role of TSOs in terms of emergency preparedness and response. The outcome of the conference is summarized in nine recommendations, which include the crucial role of international cooperation and networking among TSOs, as it contributes to increasing experience feedback and provides the information base needed to tackle new cases.

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Proceedings, Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Nuclear Industry, Safety Measures, Security Measures, International Cooperation, Fukushima Daiichi Accident, Interfaces Issues, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Nuclear Safety, Technical and Scientific Support Organizations, TSOs, Regulatory Bodies, Member States, Roles and Responsibilities, Emergencies, Technical Competence, EU, Stress Tests, Training, China, Ukraine, Korea, Japan

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