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30.11.2018 10:56
IAEA Mission: Rosenergoatom Observes the Safety Commitments

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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Russia’s Rosenergoatom demonstrated a commitment to nuclear safety, while also identifying areas for potential further improvement, a press release states.

The Corporate Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) concluded an 18-day mission on 27 November to review corporate functions that affect operational safety at Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of Russian state corporation Rosatom and the operator of 35 nuclear reactors across Russia. The mission was carried out at the request of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Corporate OSART missions review a utility’s central functions that influence operational safety on all its nuclear power plant sites. This is done by objectively assessing safety performance using IAEA safety standards and proposing recommendations and suggestions for improvement where appropriate.

"The Corporate OSART team recognized that Rosenergoatom is a large, technically competent operator of nuclear power plants that is committed to safety. As well as reviewing activities at the organization’s headquarters in Moscow the team visited three nuclear power plants to see first-hand how corporate policies and programmes are implemented,” said team leader Peter Tarren, Head of the IAEA’s Operational Safety Section. “The team saw many areas where Rosenergoatom is operating well and also identified areas where the company could make further improvements.”

The review covered the areas of corporate management; independent nuclear safety oversight; human resources, organizational interactions and communications; maintenance; technical support; operating experience feedback; procurement; accident management and emergency preparedness and response.

The 10-member team comprised experts from Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa and the IAEA.  In addition, there was one observer from Iran and one from the Moscow Office of the World Association of Nuclear Operators.

TAGS: nuclear | safety | russia | rosenergoatom | iaea | mission 

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