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Ensuring Robust National Nuclear Safety Systems — Institutional Strength in Depth

STI/PUB/1779 (978-92-0-102317-9)
24 pages ¦ 4 figures ¦ EUR 24.00


Defence in depth has become a fundamental aspect of the analysis of the adequacy of technical systems to assure nuclear power plant safety. It is a comprehensive approach to providing a systematic means to analyse and assure layers of systems to prevent or mitigate accidents. This publication is intended to provide a philosophy to guide the thinking about the institutional structures necessary to assure nuclear safety. It refers to the three important institutional subsystems – the industry regulator and stakeholders – and describes the interfaces that should be nurtured among these as well as within each subsystem. The publication is intended to serve as a fundamental tool in the continuing efforts to strengthen nuclear safety.


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