SARNET, as the reference network on severe accidents, must account for the impact of the recent Fukushima accident on the R&D priorities. An internal process is being launched to jointly analyse the phenomenology and the mitigation of consequences (but not the emergency response aspects). Partners will try to reach a joint understanding on the accident progression, either in the reactors themselves or in the spent fuel pools. After setting a common base of available data from the plants, partners will exchange information on their own interpretations, through either calculations with computer codes or hand-evaluations or experts’ analyses.
The SARP group will be periodically informed on the progress of these tasks, particularly in the perspective of the final Deliverable on the R&D priorities which is foreseen end of 2012.
Contact: Jean-Pierre Van Dorsselaere