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IAEA and SNERDI Sign Agreement on Generic Reactor Safety Review for the CAP1400

On 8 July 2015, Dr. Mingguang Zheng, President, Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI), headed a delegation to the IAEA head office and held discussions with DDG-NS Flory on cooperation between SNERDI and IAEA. An agreement on conducting a safety review (GRSR) for CAP1400 was signed after the discussions.

The IAEA’s Generic Reactor Safety Review (GRSR) gathers international experts to conduct an early evaluation of the safety case of new designs that are not yet licensed using the IAEA Safety Requirements. The review is not a clearance process but a review of the quality of the safety documents identifying strengths, weaknesses and gaps. Such evaluations provide an opportunity to improve the safety case based on international standards and experience but do not constitute any kind of design certification or licensing activity as this is the responsibility of Member States.