Technical Specification for 2017 Topical Peer Review
Posted Oct. 28, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
The Technical Specification for the 2017 Topical Peer Review (TPR) on ageing management is open for public consultation until 30. November 2016.
In 2014, The European Union (EU) Council amended the 2009 Nuclear Safety Directive to incorporate lessons learned following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. Recognising the importance of peer reviews in delivering continuous improvement to nuclear safety, the revised Nuclear Safety Directive introduces a European system of topical peer reviews, which will commence in 2017 and repeated every six years thereafter.
In July 2015 the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) identified "ageing management of nuclear power plants" as the topic for the first Topical Peer Review. This selection was made on the basis of a technical assessment performed by WENRA in recognition of the age profile of the European nuclear reactor fleet.
The first stage of the peer review process is the production of a national assessment report for each country participating in the topical peer review. WENRA has prepared a Technical Specification that defines the structure and contents of the national assessment reports to facilitate an effective peer review.