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13th INPRO Dialogue Forum on Legal and Institutional Issues in the Global Deployment of Small Modular Reactors
International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO)

​18-21 October 2016 | IAEA Headquarter, Vienna, Austria​

The 13th INPRO Dialogue Forum is organized within the framework of INPRO Task 4 (Dialogue and Outreach). This Dialogue Forum is organized by INPRO Section with support from Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, Regulatory Activities Section of Nuclear Installation Safety Division (NSNI), Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section of Nuclear Security Division (NSNS), Concepts and Approaches Section (CCA) of Concepts and Planning Division (SGCP) and especially with strong support from the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC).

The objectives of the 13th INPRO Dialogue Forum are as follows:

  • Showcase SMR progress towards advanced design stages and deployment;
  • Deliberate on SMR economics (including economic models for such reactors), SMR deployment strategies, and SMR markets;
  • Present the licensing status of, licensing approaches for, and licensing experience gained with advanced SMRs;
  • Analyse drivers for these; SMR deployment and to identify and examine any impediments, including a discussion on how to overcome these;
  • Consider the legal and regulatory issues involved in the deployment of SMRs, including transportable SMRs;
  • Present safety, siting and emergency planning issues for SMRs and deliberate on the associated regulatory issues and approaches;
  • Examine key infrastructure issues for SMR deployment in countries embarking upon a nuclear energy programme;
  • Discuss specific safeguards and security issues for SMRs, including transportable SMRs.

Working Documents

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Presentations

Opening Session

SMR Progress towards advanced design stages and deployment

Drivers and impediments for SMR deployment

Safety, siting and emergency planning issues for SMRs

Infrastructure issues for SMR deployment in countries embarking upon a nuclear energy programme

Licensing status, licensing approaches and licensing experience of advanced SMRs

Specific safeguards and security issues for SMRs

Closing remarks