Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Research in Engineering, Technology & Science
Environmental Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Built as per Russian Projects
Vladimir A. Grachev
This article provides analysis of issues related to environmental safety of nuclear power plants. It demonstrates that NPPs of Russian design have always been exhibiting a high level of environmental safety. The article gives brief characteristics of all safety barriers and focuses on stress tests showing a high safety level at operating NPPs. Special attention is given to NPPs equipped with new-generation 3+ VVER reactors with the capacity of 1200 MW.
Keywords: Environmental safety, nuclear reactor, safety barriers, stress tests, nuclear power plant (NPP).