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06/12/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 09:35

Strengthening Plant Life Management

'Helping Member States experts exchange information, share knowledge and learn from one another in the use of nuclear power is an essential service provided by the IAEA,' said Ana Raffo Caiado, Director of Europe at the IAEA's Technical Cooperation Department.

The week-long event helped the visitors explore key questions, such as: During the construction of nuclear power plants, what performance indicators should regulators rely on to perform safety assessments? Which management strategies might be employed to ensure the ongoing safety of power plants which undergo long term operation? In view of the unique skills and experience required to successfully operate an NPP, how best can countries ensure that adequate human resources are available?

The visiting event was attended by 27 operators, regulators and managers from China, Armenia, Bangladeshi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egyptian, Iranian, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigerian, Pakistan, Poland, Slovene, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

[1] RER2015, 'Strengthening Nuclear Power Plant Lifetime Management for Long Term Operation'