Discussion on IAEA and China Safety Regulation for NPP Coastal Defense Infrastructures against Typhoon/Hurricane Attacks


The World Meteorological Organization estimates that about 90 percent of all natural disasters is extreme meteorological hazards like typhoon/hurricane and tropical cyclone triggered disasters. With the increasing tendency of natural hazards, the typhoon induced surge, wave, precipitation, flood and wind as extreme external loads menacing Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) in coastal and inland provinces of China. For all of the planned, designed and constructed NPP in China the National Nuclear Safety Administration of China and IAEA recommended Probable Maximum Hurricane/ Typhoon/(PMH/T), Probable Maximum Storm Surge (PMSS), Probable Maximum Flood (PMF), Design Basis Flood (DBF) as safety regulations recommended for NPP defense infrastructures. This paper discusses the joint probability analysis of simultaneous occurrence typhoon induced extreme external hazards and compared with IAEA 2003-2011 recommended safety regulations for some NPP along China coast to make safety assessment based on the “As Low As Reasonable Practice” (ALARP) principle.

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G. Liu, H. Li, D. Liu, F. Wang and T. Zou, "Discussion on IAEA and China Safety Regulation for NPP Coastal Defense Infrastructures against Typhoon/Hurricane Attacks," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 114-123. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2012.23017.

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