Nuclear-21 and the WNA-CORDEL Nuclear Safety Standards Task Force (NSSTF)

Nuclear-21 is strongly involved in the reflection concerning the harmonisation of the regulatory framework (Safety Security & Safeguard – 3S) for the design and assessment of innovative nuclear systems and, more generally, for the licensing of these systems. These activities include both:

  • the follow-up of the developments and trends by the designers and the regulators that are taking shape at the international level,
  • some original reflections to be a force of proposal for concrete actions to be undertaken to achieve the “paradigm shift” recommended by certain regulators and presented as a sine qua non for achieving the desired harmonisation.

With regard to the first point the IAEA standards represent essential references for formalising the desired developments on an international scale. For their part, the proposals mentioned in the second point can be formulated either with the publication of original documents or with participation in the process of finalising the under-revision IAEA standards.

For the latter, Nuclear-21 is proud that Mr. Gian-Luigi Fiorini became member of the WNA-CORDEL Nuclear Safety Standards Task Force (NSSTF) whose objective is the participation to this process:

  • To ensure that comments and suggestions from our company, with the due rationale, are proposed for consideration by the IAEA NUSSC;
  • To influence – as feasible – the direction of the medium and long terms plans for the revision of standards and forward-looking structure of the latter;
  • To maintain a close relationship with the NUSSC Coordinator and Scientific Secretary of the IAEA.

Currently Nuclear-21 is involved in the revision of the IAEA Safety Guide SSG-4 (2010) for which the Specific Safety Guide Working draft DS528 – Development and Application of Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants – is available.

Nuclear-21 is also partner in the EC- EURATOM Project HARMONISE.

More info via Mr. Gian-Luigi Fiorini.