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Safety of Fuel Cycle Facilities (FCFs)

Fresh fuel assemblyTo enhance the safety of fuel cycle installations in Member States through the development of Safety Standards and their implementation.

Safety Standards for Fuel Cycle Facilities

Developing safety standards for fuel cycle facilities

The safety standards related to fuel cycle cover siting, design, construction, operation and decommissioning of FCFs, include in particular:

  • Uranium milling and refining, conversion and enrichment, fuel fabrication and fuel cycle research and development facilities
  • Spent fuel storage, reprocessing and waste conditioning facilities.

Promoting the operational safety of fuel cycle facilities

The objective is to improve the operational safety level through the conduct of safety review services and activities based on Member State requests, and the exchange of information on operational experience and lessons learned from events. This is ensured by:

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| Last update: Tuesday, 09 December, 2014.