Nuclear safety culture and regulatory body receive modifications

Safety culture and regulatory body receive modifications
Safety culture and regulatory body receive modifications | Courtesy of forbes.com

Officials from the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) and the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) recently met to discuss the modifications that must be made to the nuclear industry’s safety culture and regulatory body (SCRB).

In light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident in Japan in 2011, leaders in the nuclear industry seek to review the current models of safety culture within the regulatory body as well as how these models have changed and must continue to change over time.

The meeting included a workshop that provided an opportunity for the attendees to share information and opinions about the challenges, priorities and guiding principles of the SCRB. The various speakers presented information about how to best improve and guarantee the future success of the SCRB.

All of the attendees agreed that it is crucial to learn lessons from incidents like Fukushima and create better principles, priorities and application challenges of the SCRB. The CNRA, supported by the CRPH and the CSNI, discussed and reviewed how to modify the SCRB and improve it to better meet modern challenges of today. The leaders of these organizations plan to release a new set of guidelines for the SCRB by the end of 2015.

Officials from the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) and the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) recently met to discuss the modifications that must be made to the nuclear industry’s safety culture and regulatory body (SCRB).

In light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident in Japan in 2011, leaders in the nuclear industry seek to review the current models of safety culture within the regulatory body as well as how these models have changed and must continue to change over time.

The meeting included a workshop that provided an opportunity for the attendees to share information and opinions about the challenges, priorities and guiding principles of the SCRB. The various speakers presented information about how to best improve and guarantee the future success of the SCRB.

All of the attendees agreed that it is crucial to learn lessons from incidents like Fukushima and create better principles, priorities and application challenges of the SCRB. The CNRA, supported by the CRPH and the CSNI, discussed and reviewed how to modify the SCRB and improve it to better meet modern challenges of today. The leaders of these organizations plan to release a new set of guidelines for the SCRB by the end of 2015.