Developments in Fuel Cycle Facilities after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident: Workshop Proceedings

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The main objective of the workshop, held in Aomori City, Japan on 15-17 November 2016, was to review and discuss national activities, plans and regulatory approaches by member countries in light of the lessons learnt from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, in terms of new safety requirements and operational issues of FCFs. The various characteristics and particularities of FCFs, compared to nuclear power plants (NPPs) were taken into account, considering the specific aspects of FCFs such as chemical risks and taking into account a graded approach. It was known that several countries have already incorporated the results from new research into applicable codes and standards. One goal of the workshop was to address the current status of the regulatory activities in each country, identify and recommend good practices among participating countries and recognise future research needs for FCFs.
This report describes the presentations in the workshop and conclusions drawn during the discussions and closing panel of the workshop. The intention was to organise a workshop including regulatory bodies, TSOs and operator perspectives from OECD countries but also from major non-OECD countries with FCFs.