On the 9th and 10th of November 2022, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting in Liverpool. This meeting was hosted by ONR, the UK regulatory body.

WENRA members discussed several important topics.

On the 5th and 6th of April 2022, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting in Bonn, Germany. Given the circumstances, Rostechnadzor and Gosatomnadzor were not invited to participate.

WENRA members have discussed several important topics.

On the 14th and 15th October 2021, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting in Paris.

The meeting was the opportunity for WENRA to make progress on several topics such as its membership, the 2023 Topical Peer Review on fire protection and the Small Modular Reactors.

In 2010, WENRA issued safety objectives for new nuclear power plants (NPPs). These objectives were developed on the basis of a systematic review of the Fundamental Safety Principles (SF1 document issued in 2006 by the IAEA) and formulated in a qualitative rather than quantitative manner.

On the 13th and 14th of April 2021, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting. 30 countries, including members, observers and associated members, attended this remote meeting.

On 3 March 2021, Olivier Gupta was invited, as WENRA’s Chairperson and ASN’s Director General, to participate in a webinar organised by the OECD/NEA on the occasion of the release of «The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On: Progress, Lessons and Challenges» NEA report.

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Olivier Gupta, as WENRA’s Chairman, was invited as a key note speaker to participate in the 6th international Conference on Effective Nuclear Radiation Regulatory Systems organised by the IAEA in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from 13 to 16 February.

At its November 2022 plenary meeting, WENRA discussed the consequences of the current energy crisis on regulatory activities and issued a statement which highlights the importance of nuclear safety in this new challenging context.

The WENRA Working Group on Research Reactors met from 11 to 15 October in Garching, Germany. After more than two years of virtual meetings, the group could finally meet again in real life. Besides spending the necessary time on the on-going benchmarking (self-assessment and peer review) of the national regulation against the Safety Reference Levels for Research Reactors that were issued in 2020, the group wrapped-up its review of the transition of issues S to SV and T to TU for SRLs for RRs. Furthermore the position on the applicability of existing RHWG guidances on Issue F and Issue T to research reactors was practically finished. The group also visited the FRM-II research reactor and had an interesting walkdown of this installation.

On the 10th August 2022, WENRA issued a position on the safety situation of Zaporizhzhya NPP after reported shelling activities.