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UPDATE: States Conclude Discussions on Nuclear Safety

CNS

States that are party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety gathered at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 27-31 August 2012 to discuss long-term safety issues. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

After a week of intense discussions in Vienna, Austria, the Convention on Nuclear Safety's Second Extraordinary Meeting and the Organizational Meeting for the Sixth Review Meeting has ended.

The Extraordinary Meeting drew together more than 600 participants from 64 Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), to discuss long-term nuclear safety in light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Participants discussed a range of nuclear safety-related topics including severe accident management and recovery, reactor design, emergency preparedness, emergency response and post-accident management, as well as international cooperation.

Meeting President Li Ganjie of China's National Nuclear Safety Administration addressed journalists at a Press Conference held after the close of deliberations on Friday, 31 August.

The Summary Report of the Extraordinary Meeting can be accessed here.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a Press Release Statement was issued and is available here.

-- By Peter Kaiser, Sasha Henriques and Laura Gil Martinez, IAEA Division of Public Information


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