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Document ID (ISN)111622
CIS number 11-0251
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verrhiest-Leblanc G., Chevallier A.
Title Earthquake risks and the safety of nuclear power plants - A look at the Cadarache centre
Original title Risque sismique et sûreté des installations nucléaires - Regards sur le centre de Cadarache [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2010, No.114, p.20-24. Illus.
Abstract The likelihood of an earthquake needs to be considered when analyzing the safety of nuclear facilities. In this article, two specialists present the measures taken in a French nuclear centre. Topics addressed: French national regulations applicable to nuclear facilities; determination of the seismic risk of the site; design of new facilities; reinforcement of existing facilities; advance planning of a seismic event; consultation and openness with respect to seismic risks.
Descriptors (primary) France; earthquakes; hazard evaluation; safety engineering; major hazards; nuclear power stations
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; plant safety organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Major hazards