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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The next WENRA meetings are planned to take place on 5-6 April 2022 and 9-10 November 2022

On the 23rd November 2021, Olivier Gupta was invited, as WENRA’s Chairperson and ASN’s Director General, to participate in the EUROSAFE 2021 organized by ETSON in Montrouge (France).

In the framework of his regular meetings with key WENRA stakeholders, the WENRA’s Chair, Olivier Gupta met with ENISS representatives. During this meeting, held in Paris on 8 September 2021, several topics of mutual interest were discussed.

WENRA is committed to continuous improvement of nuclear safety. To this end WENRA is committed to regularly revising the SRLs when new knowledge and experience are available. The last revision, in 2014, was after the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident to take into account the lessons learned, including the insight from the EU stress tests.

On the 22nd of January 2021, the WENRA Chair, Olivier Gupta, met with Karla Petrová (SÚJB, Czech Republic), his counterpart from HERCA, the Association of the Heads of the European Radiological protection Competent Authorities.