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The EU clearinghouse aims to improve nuclear safety through exchange of operational feedback

The EU clearinghouse aims to improve nuclear safety through exchange of operational feedback

Nuclear safety: learning from others

 

On April 28-29, the EU Clearinghouse on operational experiences feedback of nuclear power plants organised a kick-off meeting its enlarged composition. Safety authorities from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Slovak Republic officialised their decision to participate to the EU Clearinghouse as observers.

The EU Clearinghouse, operated by a centralised office at JRC's Institute for Energy (IE), is a regional network of safety authorities and technical support organisations. Its main objective is to improve the safety of nuclear power plants by effectively and efficiently implementing the operational experience feedback.

At the meeting, representatives of the participating parties and observers met in Amsterdam to discuss the internal and external operational experience feedback process, current issues, their vision on the evolution of the EU Clearinghouse and expectations of the future. The event has attracted more than 40 high level delegates representing many European nuclear regulators, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD and the European Commission.

 

03/05/10