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Approaches to Safety Evaluation of New and Existing Research Reactor Facilities in Relation to External Events

Safety Reports Series No. 94

English STI/PUB/1782 ¦ 978-92-0-102617-0

113 pages ¦ 9 figures ¦ € 40.00 ¦ Date published: 2019

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This publication provides information and a framework for Member States to conduct realistic safety evaluations for research reactors in terms of external events. The publication provides information with examples on the use of a graded approach, based on the radiological hazard that a facility poses to the environment, the public and workers, and takes into account the lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. This publication supports the development of site specific guidelines for the actual design and safety assessment, and should be used in conjunction with the relevant IAEA safety standards. It can also be used as training material for research reactor staff and for a self-assessment of the vulnerability of existing structures to external events.

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Nuclear Reactors, Design, Construction, Safety Measures, Nuclear Engineering, Safety Evaluation, Research Reactor Facilities, External Events, Member States, Graded Approach, Hazards, Environment, Public, Workers, Fukushima Accident, Design, Safety Assessment, Classification, Defence in Depth, Sitting, Performance, Applications, Safety Concepts, Safety Requirements, Site Investigations, Emergency Preparedness, Regulatory Bodies, Staff, Training, Characteristics, Power Levels, Methodologies, Safety Review, Modification, Natural Hazards, Human Induced Hazards, Sources, New Facilities, Licensing Requirements, Re-Evaluation, Impact, Operating Experience, SSC, Structure, System, Component, Non-Seismic Interactions, Earthquake, Volcanoes, Wind, Precipitation, Fire, Qualifications, Monitoring, Management System, Scenario Modelling

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