nuclear safety rule Articles

  • The future of the regulation of nuclear safety in the EU

    After more than 50 years of a Euratom Community and despite detailed and wide-reaching European rules in neighbouring fields such as radiological protection, the European Union (EU) has so far been unable to adopt rules on the safety of nuclear installations and the management of nuclear waste. After highlighting the limitations of the existing international law in this field, this paper shows ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Harmonisation of safety rules: can existing nuclear power plants be forced to comply with new requirements?

    This paper, based on a survey in nine countries, deals with the way in which different countries impose new requirements on existing nuclear power plants. This is a question that will often arise when national regulations are revised in a process of international harmonisation. It will be shown that new requirements can be divided into three categories with different justifications and different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Historical, regulatory and safety aspects of nuclear energy in India

    Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India and Homi J. Bhabha interacted closely to set up the Atomic Energy Commission in 1948. The Indian parliament replaced the Atomic Energy Act, 1948 with the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 (AEA 1962) and promulgated appropriate rules. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was set up in 1954. The Indian Cabinet established, through a resolution, a new Atomic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The problems of nuclear security in Georgia

    Georgia is carrying out activities to improve nuclear security according to the demands of international standards and rules. The support of developed countries and international organisations is very important to solve the associated problems.Keywords: illicit trafficking, orphan radioactive sources, research reactors, nuclear security, nuclear law, Georgia, international standards, nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A step towards establishing nuclear safety infrastructure for introduction of nuclear power programme in Bangladesh

    The existing regulatory infrastructure for nuclear power of Bangladesh consists of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control (NSRC) Act, 1993 and NSRC Rules 1997, which was established based on the IAEA BSS 115, overlooking other Safety Standards. Bangladesh made a knowledgeable decision regarding implementation of NPP. Accordingly, the country is committed to establish an independent regulatory body ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

  • U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

    Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. With reactors retiring early and proposed ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Fuzzy logic based fault diagnosis of a PWR nuclear power plant

    Proper and timely fault diagnosis is of premier importance to guarantee the safe and reliable operation of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). If faults occur in NPPs, it is very difficult for a human operator to perform routine tasks, such as distinguishing normal from abnormal conditions and predicting future states, etc. In this paper, a fuzzy inference system is adopted for the diagnosis of abrupt ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Social, scientific and legal dimensions in Methuselah-span decision-making: the disposal of high level nuclear wastes

    Methuselah-span decision-making is an aspect of precautionary decision-making under uncertainty and the risk that requires studying the essential dimensionality of the decision over extremely long time horizons. We provide practical answers for assuring long-term regulatory compliance of engineered systems, using the example of Yucca Mountain Repository (YMR) for high-level nuclear waste. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The transport of radioactive material

    The first part of this study is devoted to the regulations on the safe transport of radioactive material. The rules applicable to the transport of radioactive material are analysed, along with their elaboration at the international, Community and French levels. The second part will describe the system of civil liability for nuclear damage and the rules applicable to the compensation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Euratom Community Treaty's prospects at the start of the new millennium

    Which aspects of the Euratom Treaty might require reform in order to answer the challenges of the new Millennium? A call is made for the integration of the Euratom Treaty into a comprehensive European Union Treaty or Constitution encompassing all EU activities, making the promotion of nuclear technology a matter of enhanced cooperation, while preserving uniform radiation protection and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An ageing management system for a research reactor in Indonesia

    According to the requirements of Indonesia Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN), Safety Review (SR) to the report on ageing should be carried out for the license renewal applications of research reactors. Ageing management is one of the important safety factors to be reviewed for license renewal applications. In order to assess continued operation of a research reactor from the reactor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of fuzzy logic and expert judgment in the R&D project portfolio selection process

    New technologies emerge every day in response to a variety of needs. In research and development (R&D) project portfolio selection, the agencies responsible for budget allocation must make the crucial decision of which projects to fund. A quantitative, objective decision-making process necessarily avoids internal strife amongst decision-makers and contributes to a more unbiased process. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Translational research in sustainability and mechanics

    Sustainability includes all aspects of the society, such as civil infrastructural systems, energy, environment, health, safety, life–cycle analyses, etc. New technologies like nano technology, simulation and smart materials play key roles in achieving sustainability. Nuclear energy is a viable source of clean energy. The historical perspective, R&D, challenges and barriers for sustainability are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory complexity increasing for companies handling chemicals

    The initiatives highlighted in this article as of particular interest to oil and gas companies affect one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Staying in compliance with international, federal, and regional regulatory obligations is a complex undertaking. The depth and breadth of knowledge required should not be underestimated. GHS in the US An initiative with ...


    By 3E Company

  • TSCA regulations: today`s challenges and tomorrow`s reforms

    The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers, and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. Last year, there seemed to be growing momentum on this topic when both the Toxic ...


    By 3E Company

  • Strategies for enhancing EH&S Regulatory Compliance and Reducing Risk

    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials ...


    By 3E Company

  • The Great Transition – Closing Coal Plants

    We may wake up one morning in the not-too-distant future and realize that the world has reached a tipping point on coal. So concludes the Earth Policy Institute in Chapter 3 of its upcoming report entitled The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy. Use of this fuel will be declining worldwide, as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Season’s greetings from Enhesa

    December marks a special time of the year. The turn into 2012 is the critical moment to assess the happenings and changes that took place throughout the year, and Enhesa has seen its fair share of them. It’s becoming a very commonplace trend, but every year more and more EHS regulations are adopted worldwide. The counter for this year stands at 2902 regulations, or 240 per month. If one ...

  • Diagnosing and Powering Up Your HazMat Compliance Program - How Do You Get Started? (A Report for Utilities)

    Untitled Document In a competitive and highly regulated utility industry, environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals are asked to do more, efficiently, with reduced staffs. In the past few years, ...


    By 3E Company

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