＜Academy of Safety/Risk Technology Problems of Nuclear Power Plants＞
The accident of Chernobyl was caused by human erros and the lack of plant designs while that of Fukushima was caused by both of the human error and external event (seismic and tsunami). Even though nuclear power plants (NPPs) would always be exposed to potential risk as well as danger to affect the health and safety to human beings, but it is very difficult to find them in advance. From this point of view, the NPPs in South Korea are considered to improve safety significantly as the nuclear regulations and associated technical standards are very much in need to upgrade up to the advanced countries such as U.S.A and European, etc.
Considering the current situation of energy demand and supply in South Korea, the NPPs must be operated for a long period of time and we, PRCDN, prepares to actively deal with any potential risks. As part of this activity, a seminar is prepared to present the knowledge of nuclear technical features and safety by foreign and domestic experts.
Organized by PRCDN(Public Reporting Center for the Dangers of Nuclear Power Plants)
3rd lecture (29 Oct)
Risk of Life Time Extension and Long Term Operation of Ageing Reactors – Conclusions of the recent study of the INRAG (International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group)
Oda Becker (Scientist of safety and risk of NPP, Former Prof. of Hanover University)