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Safety assessment of the NET Predesign

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Work carried out by European Associations on Safety and Environment inside the EC Fusion Technology Programme and by NET has been concentrated on safety-related guidance and on safety assessment of the NET Predesign. Emphasis has been put on analysis of accident sequences of regulatory concern up to worst case accidents, including quantification of consequences to components, systems, and plant, and of doses to the public. Probabilistic safety studies for the most important systems and broadly for the entire plant have been performed to supplement the calculated accidental doses by expectation values for their occurrence rate, and to check the relevance of the reference accident sequences selected initially by judgment. Waste masses per year of operation and for decommissioning have been quantified. For two countries and according to the practices and regulations of these countries, volumes of radioactive waste packaged for final disposal have been determined.

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Gulden, W., Raeder, J., Ebert, E. et al. Safety assessment of the NET Predesign. J Fusion Energ 13, 1–8 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02214042

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  • NET
  • fusion safety
  • accident analysis
  • environmental impact
  • doses