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Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-16 (Rev. 1)
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1901 ¦ 978-92-0-108919-9

169 pages ¦ 5 figures ¦ € 50.00 ¦ Date published: 2020

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This Safety Guide provides recommendations on the establishment of a framework for safety in accordance with the IAEA safety standards for States deciding on and preparing to embark on a nuclear power programme. In this regard, it proposes 197 safety related actions to be taken in the first three phases of the development of the nuclear power programme, to achieve the foundation for a high level of safety throughout the entire lifetime of the nuclear power plant (NPP). This includes safety in the construction, commissioning and operation of the NPP, and the associated management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, and safety in decommissioning. Thus, it contributes to the building of leadership and management for safety and of an effective safety culture, and serves as guidance for self-assessment by all organizations involved in the development of a safety infrastructure.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Safety Guide, Safety Framework, Nuclear Power Programme, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Management, Radioactive Waste, Spent Fuel, Decommissioning, Safety, Leadership, Safety Culture, Guidance, Self-Assessment, Safety Infrastructure, General Safety Requirements, Specific Safety Requirements, National Policy, Strategy, Legal Framework, Regulatory Framework, Transparency, Funding, Financing, Human Resource Development, Research, Safety Assessment, Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness, Site Survey, Site Evaluation, Design Safety, Transport Safety, Nuclear Security

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