In the 20th year of the association the 2019 spring plenary meeting of the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) was organized by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority in Budapest. About 60 participants from 25 countries attended the event. During the plenary meeting, the participants discussed and adopted the new strategic objectives of WENRA and the new Terms of Reference of the association.
There were invited two external experts
to make presentations on the plenum. The professor of the Stuttgart University
presented an EU financed R&D project on a planned supercritical
CO2 heat removal system. The other presenter was the representative of
the Clearing House, of the EU organisation, evaluating from the safety
point of view the occurrences within the nuclear power plants. The Belorussian
delegation participating as an observer informed about the results of their
stress test. In connection with the ESPOO Convention, participants talked
about the Environmental Impact Assessment for Lifetime Extensions.
At the end of the meeting, the delegates specified the main topics of the WENRA Fall Plenary Meeting 2019, which will take place this autumn in Basel.