Effective nuclear regulatory systems: facing Safety and Security Challenges International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems
The very successful Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) resulted from this effort and now has 56 Contracting Parties. Currently, regulatory authorities and the nuclear industry are facing significant new challenges, which require new strategies and oversight. The key challenges are the result of the following factors:
- Renewed global interest in the use of nuclear energy for electricity generation and, consequently, its likely expansion;
- Increased threats to the security of nuclear installations and the need to link closely security and safety issues and response capabilities;
- Increased global use of radioactive materials and the need to ensure their safety and security, similar to the issues faced with the use of nuclear energy;
- New safety and security challenges from existing nuclear facilities associated with ageing and extensions of their operating lifetimes .
To address these challenges, the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Facing Safety and Security Challenges, was held in Moscow, Russian Federation, from 27 February to 3 March 2006.
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy (ill., charts, maps)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-0-110606-3