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Guidelines published concerning conventional technical preconditions for nuclear facilities

The guidelines concerning conventional technical preconditions for nuclear facilities were published on 1 November by the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority (ANVS). The guidelines provide a summary of the most relevant conventional aspects (including environmental aspects) and the associated technical preconditions that are important in terms of the licensing of nuclear facilities under the Nuclear Energy Act.

Non-nuclear aspects (including environmental aspects)

Based on the Nuclear Energy Act (NEA), any nuclear facilities, such as nuclear power plants and radioactive waste storage companies, wishing to establish or implement a modification to the facility are required to apply for a licence. Two important aspects of licensing are nuclear safety and the management of radiation exposure in the vicinity. In addition, technical preconditions relating to various conventional aspects (including environmental aspects) can be included in the licence. Conventional, i.e. non-nuclear aspects (including environmental aspects).

The guidelines provide a summary of the most relevant conventional aspects (including environmental aspects) for nuclear facilities and the associated technical preconditions. Such preconditions might relate to noise, air, waste, soil, external security and to the storage of dangerous goods.

The guidelines are a tool that can be used in connection with the licence application.