Title: Accident consequence assessment and its implications for emergency planning of the pilot commercial HTR plant in China
Authors: Jingyuan Qu, Jianzhu Cao, Hong Li
Addresses: Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China. ' Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China. ' Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
Abstract: An effort has been launched in China to construct a pilot commercial plant using high temperature reactors. This paper presents the major results of accident consequence assessment performed in the framework of a preliminary environmental impact evaluation. Based on this, the implications of this consequence calculation for emergency planning are discussed. Finally, the current regulatory requirements on emergency zoning around nuclear power plants in China and some discussions about the establishment of emergency planning zones around the Taiwan Nuclear Power Plant imported from Russia are also briefly described in this paper.
Keywords: accident consequence assessment; emergency planning; HTRs; high temperature reactors; nuclear power plants; nuclear energy; nuclear accidents; risk management; emergency management; China; environmental impact.
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.137 - 144
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