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C.1. Identifying Safety and Regulatory Implications from the Fukushima Accident on IAEA Safety Standards and Safety Services


Project Rationale

The main objective of this thematic area is to enhance and strengthen the global nuclear safety regime in line with the IAEA’s mission and Statute, and to consider future requirements for long-term goals and strategies for nuclear safety taking into consideration the lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Outcomes

  • Effective, improved national regulatory infrastructures, on the basis of the lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident;
  • Enhanced Integrated Regulatory Review Service for the Member States, both in what concerns the methodology and content of the review service, on the basis of lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident;
  • Improved IAEA Safety Guides series for regulatory activities, for the use of member States, in the light of the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident;
  • Enhanced guidance for helping Member States embarking on nuclear power to establish their safety infrastructure, in the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Outputs

  • Identified technical and policy issues related to the lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident to be included in the review and the discussions on the 12 existing IRRS modules;
  • Analysed comments received from IAEA Member States to DS473 “Functions and Processes of the Regulatory Body for Safety”, as part of Step 9 of the publication process: Addressing Member States comments;
  • Incorporated comments received from IAEA Member States to the IAEA safety guide SSG-16 “Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme”, as part of Step 9 of the publication process: Technical Officer incorporates Member States’ comments.
  • Expert chaired the workshop on Review and Assessment by the Regulatory Body, provided technical backstopping and delivered presentations based on relevant IAEA Safety Standards.

Beneficiary Countries: All Member States

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Upcoming events

Meeting title

Venue

Dates

Consultancy Meeting to revise the training material for Leadership and Management System for the Regulatory Body in support of SSG-16 based on the revision of the Safety Requirement on Leadership and Management for Safety, DS456.

IAEA, Vienna, Austria

October 2016

Consultancy Meeting or Home Based Assignment to update the section on management system in SARIS to reflect the revised GSR Part 2.

IAEA, Vienna, Austria

October 2016


GC 2015

EC side event GC 2015

The Side Event at the 59th General Conference, 15th September 2015, provided IAEA Member States an overview of the activities and accomplishments of the European Commission (EC) in the field of Regulatory Effectiveness. It gave insight into how the EC and the IAEA work together successfully and collaboratively on projects that benefit IAEA Member States. The Side Event was very well received with over 40 participants.

EC side event GC 2015

| Last update: Thursday, 09 June, 2016.