Nuclear Safety: Progress Toward International Agreement to Improve Reactor Safety - GAO Report
|Date:||May 14, 1993|
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Nuclear fuel plant safety
Nuclear powerplant safety
Representatives of nearly half of the 114 members states of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including the United States, have participated in the development of an international nuclear safety convention--a proposed multilateral treaty to improve civil nuclear power reactor safety. A preliminary draft of the convention has been developed, but discussions are continuing, and when the final convention text will be completed and presented to member states for signature is uncertain. This report provides information on the development of the nuclear safety convention. GAO discusses (1) the draft convention's scope and objectives, (2) how the convention will be implemented and monitored, (3) the views of selected country representatives on what provisions should be included in the draft convention, and (4) the convention's potential benefits and limitations.