Creation of the national regulatory framework on nuclear and radiation safety compliant with the international standards is one of the SNRCU priorities. According to SNRCU requests SSTC NRS develops draft national standards, regulations and rules on nuclear and radiation safety. The Center has developed more than 80 regulatory documents.
SSTC NRS has developed packages of draft documents of the category “standards and rules” as follows:
Documents establishing requirements for safety analysis reports on different types of nuclear and radioactive waste management facilities;
Documents regulating nuclear materials accounting and monitoring and transport safety.
According to the Law of Ukraine “On National Program on Ukrainian Legislation Adaptation to the European Union Legislation”, provisions of regulatory acts referring to nuclear and radiation safety are being harmonized with the appropriate EU standards, and the conditions for their use are being established. On the SNRCU order, the SSTC Slavutich Subsidiary has systematized the regulations and issued a collection of acting regulations on nuclear and radiation safety. SSTC NRS performs analytical and scientific research aimed at implementing the up-to-date methodologies for nuclear and radiation safety regulation and scientific and technical support to the regulatory activity in the SNRCU practice:
Substantiation of regulatory requirements, criteria and conditions for safe operation of NPP and radioactive waste management facilities;
Development of methodological basis to analyze nuclear and radiation safety assessments including adaptation and impllementation of software and calculation methodologies;
Development of recommendations on measures aimed at enhancing the safety level of nuclear installations.
There are main areas of the SSTC NRS scientific research:
probabilistic safety analysis;
neutron and physical calculations and reactor physics;
implementing new nuclear fuel;
spent nuclear fuel management;
ensuring nuclear materials safeguards;
radiation materials science;
structural strength and reliability;
reliability of I&C systems;
radiation protection and dose loads analysis;
radioactive waste management.
Scientific efforts are conducted by SSTC NRS in compliance with the SNRCU schedule for scientific and research activities, within the international cooperation, and on demand of industrial nuclear infrastructures.
Annually SSTC NRS performs up to 80 scientific research efforts, including analytical ones, upon SNRCU and industrial requests.