Topical issues in nuclear installation safety: continuous improvement of nuclear safety in a changing world : proceedings of an International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety : Continuous Improvement of Nuclear Safety in a Changing World
Event: International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety : Continuous Improvement of Nuclear Safety in a Changing World (18-22 October 2004; Beijing, People's Republic of China)Published by: IAEA ; 2006
Events at nuclear installations continue to be reported whose root causes call into question the effectiveness of safety at those facilities. These events all have common issues that contributed to non-conservative decisions being taken or omissions in the decision process. More importantly, these events have highlighted issues within both the regulatory authorities and the operating organizations. In addition, there are unique challenges that regulatory authorities face in dealing with the changing environment and related to the long term operation of nuclear facilities.
In the light of these developments, it was considered appropriate to convene another conference on the following current topical issues:
- Changing Environments: Coping with Diversity and Globalization;
- Operating Experience: Managing Changes Effectively;
- Regulatory Management Systems: Adapting to Changes in the Environment;
- Long Term Operations: Maintaining Safety Margins while Extending Plant Lifetimes.
The objective of the conference was to foster the exchange of information of these topical issues in nuclear safety. The conference developed an international consensus on the basic approaches for dealing with these issues in the context of overall safety activities for Member States, the IAEA and the
nuclear industry. The conference was successful in identifying future activities for the IAEA and the need for strengthening international cooperation.
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy (ill., charts, maps)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-0-103406-9