Important step towards achieving Nuclear Safety worldwide.

The European Commission welcomes the outcome of the Diplomatic Conference on Nuclear Safety Convention: On 9 February, the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), meeting at the IAEA in Vienna , agreed a set of principles and implementation mechanisms to improve the safety of nuclear power plants. These principles aim to prevent nuclear accidents and mitigate their consequences on the population.

The declaration, adopted at the Diplomatic Conference, asks Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety to report on how they implement the safety objective in the siting, commissioning and operation of nuclear power plants. These principles aim to prevent nuclear accidents and mitigate their consequences on the population.

This outcome is largely in line with the Commission’s goal to promote beyond the EU’s borders the “safety objective” as introduced by the recently amended Nuclear Safety Directive.Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said: “The Commission and the EU are fully committed to achieving the implementation of the highest standards of nuclear safety worldwide and to introducing verification through all mechanisms offered by international collaboration in the framework of the CNS and the IAEA.”

The agreement reached at the conference is another important step towards achieving Nuclear Safety worldwide.

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