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Environmental, Safety and Economic Aspects of Fusion Power

The Implementing Agreement on Environmental, Safety and Economic Aspects of Fusion Power has several areas of interest which include assessment of environmental impact and safety issues of fusion power, assessment of the cost of fusion energy and possible role in future energy scenarios. The work programme includes developing databases for use in safety and environmental evaluations, comparing methodologies used in Europe, Japan and the United States for safety and environmental analyses and achieving consistency and accuracy, development and validation of models for environmental and safety analysis. Computer models are validate against results of experiments conducted under the Agreement framework. Computer codes for dose calculations of activation products are also compared and discrepancies identified. A computerised Failure Rate database has been developed. Component failure rates are used to predict maintenance schedules, and are key elements in any safety analysis for fusion reactors. The Implementing Agreement also develops economic evaluations of the cost of fusion energy based on reactor system studies, produces projections on possible role of fusion power in future energy market, and advices national research programmes and the IEA on such matters.


Signatories : Canada | China | Japan | Korea, Republic of | Russian Federation | United States | European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) |
   
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Current Projects (Annexes)

01. Development of Environmental and Safety Models and Computer Codes for Fusion Application
Development of Environmental and Safety Models and Computer Codes for Fusion Application

 

02. Environmental and Safety Analysis and Assessments for Fusion Application
Environmental and Safety Analysis and Assessments for Fusion Application

 

03. Fusion Power Plant Studies and Assessment of Social-economic Aspescts of Fusion
Fusion Power Plant Studies and Assessment of Social-economic Aspects of Fusion