IAEA Mission Concludes Site and External Events Design (SEED) review in Belarus
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Belarus. The SEED team reviewed the design parameters of the nuclear power plant the country is constructing against external hazards specific to the site at Ostrovets, northern Belarus. The team also reviewed the authorities’ characterization of site hazards and the process for screening them, and exchanged views with the host on challenges related to external events in light of lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. ….