NUCLEAR SECURITY - 2008

Type: Stockshots   Reference: i-058578   Duration: 00:28:37  Lieu: European Union
End production: 26/11/2008   First transmission: 26/11/2008
As costs linked to energy supply continue to increase, the European Union has laid out a new "energy package" which will help the EU to meet the objectives it has set on the fight against climate change and the reduction of gas and oil imports. Nuclear energy has also been looked into, notably the question of security and management of waste. Nuclear power stations at present generate about a third of the electricity consumed in Europe and over a dozen European countries plan to build nuclear power stations. The EC's audiovisual service has produced this video stockshot on nuclear security to illustrate the technical briefing on 27/11/2008 and it includes the following footage: - Chooz nuclear power station, France; - Krško nuclear power station in Slovenia; - Olkiluoto nuclear power station in Finland; - inspections of nuclear power stations; - ECURIE system; - industrial use of energy.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:25
00:00:25 CHOOZ NUCLEAR POWER STATION, FRANCE The site in Chooz comprises 2 generations of Pressurized Water Reactor nuclear power stations. Chooz A, with a power output of 305 megawatts, was started up in 1967, stopped production in 1991 and is at present being dismantled; - Chooz B comprises 2 units which can each supply 1,450 megawatts to the electricity grid (Chooz B1 started up in August 1996 and Chooz B2 in April 1997). Both are Pressurized Water Reactors (as are all nuclear power stations in France at present), are a 100% French conception and are the first of the new N4 power level units. 00:03:04
00:00:25 Title 00:00:05
00:00:30 Exterior views (cooling tower) (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:00:51 Control room (8 shots) 00:00:55
00:01:46 Reactor building: fuel stocks (4 shots) 00:00:33
00:02:19 Machine room: turbines, dryer, condensor (7 shots) 00:00:49
00:03:08 External views (cooling towers) (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:03:29 KRSKO NUCLEAR POWER STATION, SLOVENIA The Krško nuclear power station, situated 120 kms east of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, encountered an incident on 04/06/2008 – staff at the power station detected a leak in the primary circuit of the nuclear reactor's cooling system. The reactor in question was stopped and the leak confined to the confinement chamber. Following this incident, the European Commission triggered the European alert system on radioactive risks (ECURIE). 00:06:07
00:03:29 Title 00:00:04
00:03:34 Krsko nuclear power station: external views (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:03:45 « Nuklearna Elektrarna Krsko » sign 00:00:05
00:03:50 Entrance to the Krsko electric nuclear power station (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:04:01 Simulator entrance of the reactor control room (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:04:09 Simulator of the reactor control room (10 shots) 00:01:08
00:05:17 Machine room: turbines (6 shots) 00:00:54
00:06:11 Machine room: basement (11 shots) 00:01:15
00:07:26 Cooling towers (3 shots) 00:00:15
00:07:41 General views of the Krsko nuclear power station (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:07:57 Barrage (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:08:07 General view of the Krsko nuclear power station: pan shot from the river to the nuclear reactor building 00:00:26
00:08:33 Transformer (4 shots) 00:00:20
00:08:53 Electricity production and pylons (5 shots) 00:00:25
00:09:18 General view of the Krsko nuclear power station 00:00:19
00:09:37 OLKILUOTO NUCLEAR POWER STATION, FINLAND The building site of the first European Pressurized Reactor (EPR), a third generation reactor of the French-German Aveva-Siemens consortium, is situated on the Island of Olkiluoto in the south-west of Finland. The EPR has benefited from the progress of French and German reactors and has reinforced security measures. With a power output of 1,600 megawatts, it forms the most powerful reactor in the world. 00:05:36
00:09:37 Title 00:00:04
00:09:42 General views of the Olkiluoto nuclear power station and the OL1 and OL2 reactors (2 shots) 00:00:19
00:10:01 "Olkiluoto 1 and 2" sign inside the OL2 reactor building 00:00:05
00:10:06 Reactor hall (4 shots) 00:00:38
00:10:44 Replacement of used fuel (withdrawal of reactor) 00:00:06
00:10:50 Transfer of used fuel to the pond (2 shots) 00:00:25
00:11:15 Transfer of used fuel to the storage box (2 shots) 00:00:18
00:11:33 Removal of the transport box from the reactor hall (2 shots) 00:00:30
00:12:03 Machine room: turbines (3 shots) 00:00:24
00:12:27 Generator hall: generator (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:12:49 Intermediate storage of used fuel (4 shots) 00:00:31
00:13:20 OL3 construction site: cranes 00:00:05
00:13:25 General view of the building site 00:00:05
00:13:30 OL3 building site : reactor building, workers, turbine building (11 shots) 00:01:15
00:14:45 Building site sign showing the number of hours worked, days without accidents, ... (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:14:55 General view of Olkiluoto 00:00:19
00:15:14 INSPECTIONS International and national regulations provide for checks on nuclear material independent from those carried out by the end users. In the European Union, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Euratom agency coordinate the carrying out of such inspections. This inspection was carried out on a nuclear power station in Germany (whose authorities do not want to be identified). 00:07:08
00:15:14 Title 00:00:04
00:15:19 Euratom and IAIE inspectors entering the control area (2 shots) 00:00:18
00:15:37 Security area exit 00:00:10
00:15:47 Reactor building 00:00:14
00:16:01 Reactor building: inspecting fuel stocks with a Tcherenkov detector (9 shots) 00:01:03
00:17:04 Reactor building: checking observation cameras (7 shots) 00:01:05
00:18:09 Inspectors in the corridor 00:00:09
00:18:18 Reactor building: inspecting video footage filmed by the Euratom and IAEA observation cameras (9 shots) 00:00:56
00:19:14 Reactor building: inspecting seals (6 shots) 00:00:45
00:19:59 Reactor building: inspecting new fuel stocks (5 shots) 00:00:41
00:20:40 Security and decontamination area exit (5 shots) 00:00:40
00:21:20 Administrative inspection (8 shots) 00:01:02
00:22:22 ECURIE SYSTEM The ECURIE network, a communication network between the European Commission and contact points in the Member States, is used to ensure notification and rapid exchange of urgent information in the event of a nuclear accident. The ECURIE alert system was created by the European Union in 1987, after the Tchernobyl accident. 00:04:45
00:22:22 Title 00:00:04
00:22:27 External views of the European Commission EUROFORUM building where the ECURIE system is housed, Luxembourg (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:22:38 ECURIE equipment: communication room, simulation of an officer on duty receiving a warning message (19 shots) 00:02:29
00:25:07 ECURIE installations: emergency room, duty officer and manager (4 shots) 00:00:45
00:25:52 ECURIE installations: emergency room, duty officer at work (6 shots) 00:00:45
00:26:37 ECURIE installations: machine room (3 shots) 00:00:25
00:27:02 External view of the EC EUROFORUM building which houses ECURIE installations, Luxembourg 00:00:06
00:27:08 INDUSTRIAL USE OF ENERGY 00:01:29
00:27:08 Title 00:00:04
00:27:13 General view of the Sambre River (Liege, Belgium) with electric pylons and factories using energy 00:00:06
00:27:19 High-tension electricity pylons (6 shots) 00:00:31
00:27:50 Factories using energy (6 shots) 00:00:42
00:28:32 Copyright 00:00:05
00:28:37 END 00:00:00
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