GSL has undertaken an extensive range of studies on nuclear safety.
We periodically analyse incidents and events at Nuclear Power Plants (NPPS), reprocessing facilities and other European nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) facilities. In particular, we have undertaken reviews and surveys for Japanese organisations and have also undertaken work directly for nuclear safety regulators in the UK, the US, Sweden, and France. We have extensive contacts within these organisations and in the Regional Directorates for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE), who have assisted us with previous nuclear safety projects. Furthermore, we have broad experience of working for nuclear operators in the UK, for example t Dounreay, Sellafield, Hinkley Point, and Trawsfynydd.
For example, we have carried out work in the following areas:
- Response to nuclear emergencies. In the aftermath of the Tokai-mura accident in 1999, we reviewed the system for the control of nuclear safety in the UK during emergencies.
- Evaluations of nuclear regulatory organisation and training requirements. We have reported on recruitment, training and development practices and requirements for nuclear regulatory personnel in the UK and France.
A summary of some of our work is provided here.