Czech INSARR mission goes smoothly
Czech Republic – an IAEA
Integrated Safety Assessment of Research Reactor (INSARR) mission
has been conducted for Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc’s
LVR-15. Related to the reactor’s licence renewal in 2003
(until 2014), this mission underscores the Czech Republic’s
commitment to safety standards at its nuclear facilities and to
maintaining total transparency in this regard.
The INSARR team, having carried out its assessment
on 1-5 December 2003, concluded that the LVR-15 is operated safely
and that the facility’s personnel are knowledgeable and
are performing their tasks responsibly and competently. In addition
to identifying several good practices, the team made recommendations
to improve operational safety levels.
The LVR-15 is a light-water moderated, cooled
tank reactor, having forced cooling. With a maximum reactor power
of 10 MWth, it serves as a source for material testing, activation
analysis as well as irradiation for medical purposes.