IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

26 - 29 August 2013  

Background

Fukushima.jpgDuring the two years that have passed since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March 2011, most IAEA Member States operating nuclear power plants have been conducting complementary safety assessments of their nuclear installations to assess their robustness and uncover potential vulnerabilities with regard to extreme natural hazards. In addition new regulatory requirements are being developed as a result of the Fukushima accident. Many Member States have established programmes to enhance the safety of their nuclear installations that will be implemented over the coming years. Within the framework of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, the IAEA is compiling information on the experience related to, and status of implementation of, such safety assessment and safety enhancement programmes with a view to sharing and disseminating this information for the mutual benefit of the IAEA Member States and the overall advancement of nuclear safety worldwide.  

This meeting will contribute to completing the information already synthesized by the IAEA and to the effective sharing and discussion of information and experience related to national practices in this area. It is expected that the meeting will provide a good springboard for the review and updating of IAEA Safety Guides and other safety related publications and documents.

Objectives

The objective of the meeting is to bring together professionals with experience in the safety assessments of nuclear installations conducted to assess the issues related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident as well as with experience of the measures taken thereafter in Member States in the areas of protection against natural hazards, reinforcement of plant design and severe accident management. This will allow experience to be shared and insights to be gained on the outcome of safety assessments as well as the benefits of the safety improvements and action plans that are underway in a number of Member States. The contributions to the meeting and its conclusions will be incorporated into a report, which is expected to be of high interest for the international community.

Member States have been invited to participate in this meeting through official channels. For more information on nominations, please contact the GSAN Contact Point.