(GRS 074) German Risk Study Nuclear Power Plants Phase B - A Summary

Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit

The German Risk Study for Nuclear Power Plants deals with investigations of accidents at nuclear power plants and the risks involved. The investigations have been carried out under a contract awarded by the Federal Minister for Research and Technology. They are subdivided into two phases (referred to as Phase A and Phase B). Results concerning Phase A have been published in 1979 (GRS 79). The current report is a summary of the investigations carried out with respect to Phase B. An introduction into the basic ideas and objectives of the Study is followed by a survey of the main results. Both the investigations and the results are described in a comprehensive technical report (GRS 89).