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Nuclear Safety in Eastern Europe

The German Federal Government has been intensively involved in the safety enhancement of eastern nuclear reactors. In this connection, GRS has become a competence centre for nuclear safety in Eastern Europe. The available scientific and technical know-how concerning nuclear safety and radiation protection in the CEEC/NIS can be readily provided at any time. At GRS, the experience is bundled within the Eastern Europe Department, which co-operates with the corresponding technical departments whenever the need to solve specific problems arises.

The activities of the Federal Government relating to nuclear safety in Eastern Europe form part of its international and multilateral co-operation activities:

  • Multilateral Action Programme of the G7 (Munich 1992) as well as joint declarations at all subsequent G7/G8 Summits (MoU Chernobyl, Moscow)
  • Multilateral Funds at the EBRD (NSA, CSF, IIDSF)
  • EU Assistance Programmes (Tacis, Phare) as well as steering and advisory Committees: RAMG, CONCERT, NUSEG, TSOG
  • Activities in connection with the EU enlargement process (WENRA, Atomic Questions Group (AQG) of the Council, WPNS
  • Participation in international co-ordination and steering committees
  • Regular and "Extrabudgetary" Programmes of IAEA and NEA
  • Bilateral co-operation with East-European regulatory authorities.
  • Large parts of the knowledge accumulated by GRS over the years is now also available in electronic form from the Information Network East (INO) on the GRS intranet.

    The "Doku-Ost" database contains more than 15000 documents. Manuals are presently being prepared for the different reactor types. Documents on current projects can be retrieved by those in charge via LN and the Internet.

    Only GRS staff working on these project have access to the documents.