Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

EUROSAFE Forum 2009 Brussels: "Safety Implications of an Increased Demand for Nuclear Energy"

29.10.2009
At the EUROSAFE Forum taking place in Brussels from 2 - 3 November 2009, representatives from research and expert organisations, authorities and the nuclear industry will meet to discuss the possible consequences of an increased demand for nuclear energy with respect to nuclear safety.

Further topics of the event will be recent results of research and development regarding nuclear safety, the disposal of nuclear waste, and radiation protection as well as concerning the physical protection of nuclear installations and nuclear material.

In connection with a rise in the demand for nuclear energy, a number of topics that may have an influence on the safety of the nuclear power plants are of interest. These include the number of new plants planned to be built, the lifetime extensions of existing plants, the number of plants to be decommissioned, necessary research, and the regulatory authority infrastructure to be provided. All these items are closely linked to the necessary expertise, i.e. the expertise and capacity of authorities, technical safety organisations (TSOs), authorised experts and research institutions as well as of plant vendors and operators. To analyse the resulting challenges and to identify possible solutions, the first day of the Forum will concentrate on two essential aspects. The first of these concerns the future requirements for national nuclear safety authorities, the European Union, international organisations, nuclear power plant operators and TSOs. Subsequently, a panel of international experts will discuss together with the audience the challenges faced under the aspect of "safety first!".

The first day will be rounded off by an invited lecture, given by the first Belgian astronaut, Viscount Dirk Frimout.

On the second day of the Forum, GRS, IRSN, Bel V (the Belgian TSO) and their international partners will present their recent work in four parallel specialist seminars (see http://www.eurosafe-forum.org/files/Eurosafe_Programm2009_Update091027.pdf).

Background
The general aim and the EUROSAFE Approach are presented in detail on the EUROSAFE website: http://www.eurosafe-forum.org/.

In May 2006, a further concrete step was taken to realise the EUROSAFE Approach - the foundation of the European TSO Network (ETSON) (see http://eurosafe-forum.org/formation-european-tso-network).

Horst May | idw
Further information:
http://www.irsn.org
http://www.grs.de

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"
13.04.2018 | Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik

nachricht Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018
12.04.2018 | Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.

Im Focus: Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...

Im Focus: Gamma-ray flashes from plasma filaments

Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.

The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...

Im Focus: Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells

Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.

Certain mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from the bone marrow of adults are considered extremely promising for skeletal tissue regeneration. These adult stem...

Im Focus: Like a wedge in a hinge

Researchers lay groundwork to tailor drugs for new targets in cancer therapy

In the fight against cancer, scientists are developing new drugs to hit tumor cells at so far unused weak points. Such a “sore spot” is the protein complex...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"

13.04.2018 | Event News

Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018

12.04.2018 | Event News

IWOLIA: A conference bringing together German Industrie 4.0 and French Industrie du Futur

09.04.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Magnetic nano-imaging on a table top

20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Start of work for the world's largest electric truck

20.04.2018 | Interdisciplinary Research

Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony

20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>