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Reviewing the Safety of Existing Nuclear Power Plants Proceedings of an International Conference in Vienna, Austria, 8-11 October 1996

Proceedings Series - International Atomic Energy Agency

English STI/PUB/1005 ¦ 92-0-105296-0

665 pages ¦ 104 figures ¦ € 139.50 ¦ Date published: 1997


Proceedings of a symposium organized in co-operation with OECD/NEA, Vienna, 8-11 October 1996. The symposium was a follow-up to the 1991 International Conference on The Safety of Nuclear Power: Strategy for the Future and will be remembered as the initiating force behind the Convention on Nuclear Safety, which entered into force on 24 October 1996. The goal was to review the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the 1991 Conference relating to the safety of existing nuclear power plants, and to make available to all those involved in maintaining the safety of nuclear power plants information on effective methods, practices and criteria for safety review and operating experience feedback systems.
Contents: Opening session; Elements of the nuclear power safety strategy; Ongoing safety reviews; Periodic safety reviews: Regulatory perspective; Periodic safety reviews: Utility perspective; Safety assessment methods and experience; Safety reviews of special issues; Feedback of operating experience I; Information databases and operating experience feedback; Feedback of operating experience II; Summary of the panel and the symposium.

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