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Expert Mission on International Experience of Safety Goal, including US Feedback and the Latest IAEA TECDOC

Beijing, China

1 - 5 December 2014



Nuclear_Power_Plant_-_Grohnde_-_Germany_-_1-2.JPGThe “Expert Mission on International Experience of Safety Goal, including US Feedback and the Latest IAEA TECDOC” was held under IAEA Technical Cooperation Project CPR9042 from 1 to 5 December 2014 in Beijing, China. Led by IAEA Safety Officer Dr Irina Kuzmina, the mission aimed at sharing recent information on experience in the area of definition of safety goals for nuclear installations (i.e. in the UK, USA, and internationally) and discussing current challenges. Specifically, the development of a hierarchical framework for safety goals was discussed based on the available draft IAEA TECDOC on Safety Goals for Nuclear Installations.  A benchmarking exercise was performed to apply the framework for the specific situation in China. 
 
The outcomes of the mission are the presentation material, the mission report, which provides a concise overview of the latest version of the IAEA TECDOC on Safety Goals for Nuclear Installations, and the results of the benchmarking study mentioned above. In addition, a report produced by UK expert Mr Geoff Vaughan in support of the mission, providing details of the framework and background for safety goals in the UK and relevant international projects, as well as other supporting reports and material, were shared with the Chinese participants. Participants included representatives from Tsinghua University, National Nuclear Safety Administration, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Centre of Ministry of Environment Protections, China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd., and Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute.

The Chinese participants expressed high appreciation of the mission and suggested continuation of the work on safety goals development.