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GC 65 Nuclear Safety and Security Side Event - Licensing Novel Advanced Reactors: Addressing the Challenges

Date and Time

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

12:00 – 13:00 Vienna, Austria time

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This event has served as a forum to communicate the IAEA programme of work and priorities on SMRs and innovative reactor safety. The Secretariat presented proposals for future activities and discussed with a panel of senior regulators from Canada, China, Russia, the UK and the US the key challenges that they are facing in the licensing of these technologies. The feedback from the panellists highlighted good alignment between IAEA proposals and priorities from the regulatory bodies participating in the panel.

Opening remarks and presentation

  • Ms Lydie Evrard, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (IAEA)
  • Ms Anna Bradford, Director of the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety (IAEA)

Panel members

  • Mr Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada
  • Mr Jinkun Wu, Deputy director of Division of Reactor, Nuclear Safety Regulation Department II, National Nuclear Safety Administration, MEE, People’s Republic of China
  • Ms Irina Sokolova, Head of International Relations Department, Rostechnadzor, Russian Federation
  • Mr Alun Griffiths. Head of Novel Advance Technologies, Office for Nuclear Regulation, United Kingdom
  • Mr Robert M. Taylor, Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States of America


Paula Calle Vives, Chair of the SMR Safety Working Group (IAEA)

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