7th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (27 March -7 April 2017)
Safety authorities and nuclear operators gather from 27 March to 7 April 2017 to review and assess the state nuclear safety worlwide six years after the Fukushima accident.
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The 7th review meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) is being held in Vienna from 27 March to 7 April at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna. Mr. Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Safety Nuclear Commission (CSNC) will chair this triennial meeting to which all contracting parties to the Conventions - i.e. about 80 countries - are invited to participate.
During the first week of the review meeting, each Contracting Party will present its national report on measures taken with a view to implementing their obligations under to the Convention. In this respect, the 7th Review Meeting will see the introduction of a new chapter in national reports dedicated to the implementation of the principles of the so-called Vienna Declaration adopted on 9 February 2015. This declaration encourages States to take into account the main lessons learned from the Fukushima accident that occurred in 2011, with a view to preventing radiological accidents and mitigating their potential consequences should they occur.
The report of France will be presented on Thursday 30 March by Mr. Olivier Gupta, Director-General of the french Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorité de sûreté nucléaire, ASN), with a complementary oral contribution by the Inspector General for nuclear safety and radioprotection of EDF, Mr. François de Lastic Saint-Jal.
This report will be subject to comments and questions by experts with a view to confronting their respective approaches, as well as sharing experiences and good practices regarding the control of power reactors. It should be noted in this respect that France voluntary chose to go beyond the provisions of the Convention by including research reactors into the scope of the implementation measures, whereas the scope of this instrument is normally restricted to power reactors.
The second part of the Review Meeting will be dedicated to the improvement of procedures and implementation guidance of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, to prepare the next Review Meeting that will take place in 2020.
Adopted in 1994 by IAEA Member States, the Convention was approved by France on 13 September 1995. It entered into force on 24 October 1996.
- the opening statement of the President of the 7th CNS meeting ;
- 7th Report submitted by France pursuant to article 5 of the Convention on nuclear Safety
- Webpage of the French nuclear safety Authority dedicated to the Convention on Nuclear Safety
- Full text of the Convention on nuclear Safety
- IAEA webpage dedicated to the Convention on Nuclear Safety