IDWG Co-chairs John Mathieson of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Alex Burkart of the U.S. Department of State opened the workshop. With the advent of Gen III/III+ reactors, long established regulators face the challenge of evaluating enhanced safety features, including a higher degree of passive safety, and other new design features to deal with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. Regulators in emerging countries must deal with the same issues as they build up their capacity and expertise and new laws and regulations are put in place. Both established and new regulators have to address questions arising from Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), for example, reduced emergency planning zones, entirely passive cooling and control room staffing. The workshop addressed all these issues through a number of presentations from experienced and new regulators, and other high level experts.
Following documents and Presentations you can find below:
1.H NIEH MDEP Accomplishments and Future Opportunities
15.H ROBERTSON Readiness for Regulating Advanced Reactor Projects