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Experiences of Member States in Building a Regulatory Framework for the Oversight of New Nuclear Power Plants: Country Case Studies

IAEA TECDOC No. 1948
English IAEA-TECDOC-1948 978-92-0-103521-9
120 18 18.00 2021

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An effective regulatory framework is essential to the success of a national nuclear power programme. The IAEA has developed the Milestones approach to help Member States embarking on nuclear power to understand and develop the necessary infrastructure requirements in a phased way. The regulatory framework is one of the 19 infrastructure issues that are described in the Milestones approach. The primary objective of this publication is to present the experiences of selected Member States that are in the process of building or expanding their regulatory framework for a nuclear power programme, including the challenges they faced. The publication also provides insights on IAEA safety requirements and guidance on establishing an effective regulatory framework with reference to the IAEA Safety Standards Series, the IAEA Nuclear Security Series, and IAEA Safeguards guidance publications. In addition, it demonstrates how these requirements fit into the overall development of a nuclear power programme through the IAEA Milestones approach.

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Keywords

Experience, Member State, Regulatory, Framework, New, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, Country, Case Study, Regulatory Framework, Compliance, Safety, Security, Safeguards, Phased Approach, Nuclear Power Programme, Regulatory Challenge, Infrastructure, Milestones Approach, Analysis, IMS, Integrated Management System, INSAG, International Nuclear Safety Group, Nuclear Safety, Radiation, Radiation Control, PSA, Probabilistic Safety Assessment, PWR, Pressurized Water Reactor, Country Case Studies

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