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Volcanic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-21
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1552 ¦ 978-92-0-128110-4

106 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ € 30.00 ¦ Date published: 2012

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This publication provides comprehensive and updated guidance for site evaluation in relation to volcanic hazards. It includes recommendations on assessing the volcanic hazards at a nuclear installation site, in order to identify and characterize, in a comprehensive manner, all potentially hazardous phenomena that may be associated with future volcanic events. It describes how some of these volcanic phenomena may affect the acceptability of the selected site, resulting in exclusion of a site or determining the corresponding design basis parameters for the installation. This Safety Guide is applicable to both existing and new sites, and a graded approach is recommended to cater for all types of nuclear installation.

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