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Rostechnadzor Delegation Attends WENRA Plenary Meeting


The Rostechnadzor delegation headed by Deputy Chairman Alexey Ferapontov took part in the plenary meeting of Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) held on April 25 to 27, 2017, in Bern, Switzerland.

Deputy Chairman Ferapontov reported on the most significant regulatory developments in the Russian Federation in the period from November 2016 to April 2017. His report included an overview of the Russian NPP fleet, the construction status of the floating nuclear power plant, a brief overview of the results of the Federal Target Programme “Ensuring Nuclear and Radiation Safety in 2008 and for the Period until 2015” and tasks in the light of the new Federal Target Programme “Ensuring Nuclear and Radiation Safety in 2016 to 2020 and for the Period until 2030”. Mr. Ferapontov also touched upon some aspects of safety regulation at the back end of fuel cycle.

The Rostechnadzor delegates also took part in the discussion of results of the WENRA fall plenary meeting held on October 26 and 27, in Rome, Italy, and interim outcome of the WENRA Reactor Harmonisation Working Group (RHWG) and Working Group on Waste and Decommissioning (WGWD).

Western European Nuclear Regulator’s Association created in February 1999 is a forum of the heads and senior staff members of the nuclear regulatory authorities of 18 West European countries. Along with the principal task of improving nuclear safety, WENRA’s objectives are to build and maintain a network of chief nuclear safety regulators in Europe; to promote exchange of experience and learning from each others’ best practices; and to develop a harmonized approach to nuclear safety and regulation. Russia is an observer to WENRA. WENRA holds plenary meeting biannually.

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