MINSK, 30 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian nuclear power plant in association with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has hosted an expert mission on managing the configuration of the nuclear power plant project and evaluation, on introducing and monitoring changes in configurations of the project and licensing bases, BelTA has learned.
The videoconference mission took place on 29-30 July within the framework of the international technical aid project meant to improve the operational safety of the nuclear power plant during commissioning and during operation. Specialists of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant and IAEA experts discussed matters concerning the sharing of the best practices in the area of management of the nuclear power plant configuration. The best world practices in this field were reviewed. Recommendations and approaches of international organizations, including those of the International Atomic Energy Agency, were discussed. Goals and the system of administration, the procedure for organizing the work to manage the nuclear power plant configuration were also reviewed.
The International Atomic Energy Agency team included representatives of the USA, South Korea, and Finland with extensive experience in these fields.
The evaluations and the recommendations the Belarusian has received as a result of the mission will be used to prepare for the IAEA's Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission, which is scheduled for October 2021.