the Research and Experience Report 2007

Developments in the technical and legal basis of nuclear oversight

Within its program of regulatory safety research, the Inspectorate HSK awards and coordinates research projects designed to identify and develop scientific knowledge and expertise that can be made available to the regulatory process. This research is geared to current regulatory issues and those likely to be of relevance in the foreseeable future.

The HSK currently undertakes national and international research in four areas: «Reactor Safety», «Radiation Protection», «Transport and Waste Management» and «Human Factors, Organisation and Safety Culture». Chapter 1 of this report contains a brief description of these projects together with an evaluation of their relevance to safety. Appendix A contains a detailed scientific description of the research.