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Knowledge and experience sharing workshops

Site selection and evaluation for nuclear power plants

Vienna, April 2008

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The materials below were produced from workshops held on the following subjects:

  • Introduction
  • Overview - Global Nuclear Safety Regime
  • Site Selection Process, IAEA Safety Guide 50-SG-S9, Licensing process and the phases
  • Site Survey and Site Selection / Technical, economical, environmental and risk aspects
  • Site Selection Process; New Projects, Multiunit Sites
  • Overview and integrated approach of siting as a part of the milestone in the development of a national infrastructure for
    nuclear power
  • Public Acceptance, Public Engagement
  • IAEA Safety Requirements on Site Evaluation
  • Licensing Process for Site Evaluation
  • IAEA Safety Guide on the evaluation of seismic hazards
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Nuclear Power Plant Site Evaluation and Foundations
  • Population Distribution
  • Dispersion in air
  • Evaluation of extreme meteorological events
  • IAEA Safety Standards of Flooding Hazards - Site Evaluation and Design Aspects
  • Demonstration of the feasibility of Emergency Plan
  • External Human Induced Events on site Evaluation
  • Member States Siting Experiences

Full workshop available on DVD upon request.

Target group: Trainers in NPP regulation and operations
Media: 9 DVDs with Video-Synchronized Power Point Presentations


The information contained in these video lectures cannot be changed or modified in any way and should serve only the purpose of promoting exchange of experience, knowledge dissemination and training in nuclear safety. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAEA or the governments of IAEA Member States and as such is not an official record. The IAEA makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by the IAEA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA


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