NNR Expert participates in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) Mission

The NNR’s Alan Muller, Special Nuclear Projects Coordinator, participated in the IAEA EPREV Mission to Slovenia from 5 to 16 November 2017.

The mission was undertaken by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on a request from the Government of Slovenia through the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA). EPREV missions are designed to provide a peer review of emergency preparedness and response (EPR) arrangements in a country based on the IAEA Safety Standards.

The review by the seven-person review team, which included experts from Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the IAEA, focused on emergency preparedness categories I, II, III, and IV. The review was carried out by comparison of existing arrangements against the IAEA safety standards, primarily the IAEA Safety Standards Series Safety Requirements GSR Part 7 “Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency”.

About EPREV Missions

EPREV missions are one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States. EPREV missions focus on the arrangements and capabilities to prepare for and respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies. EPREV missions are based on the IAEA Safety Standards in nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness response.