The Nuclear Safety Authority is posting online the report of the pre- OSART (pre-operational safety review team) mission which took place from June 17 to July 4, 2019 at the Flamanville nuclear power plant and which concerned the EPR reactor currently under construction. OSART missions concern the operational safety of nuclear power plants. They are organized by the IAEA at the request of member states. Each mission is led by a team of around ten international experts who carry out an in-depth examination of the level of safety of the plant concerned. The main purpose of OSART missions is to verify the implementation of IAEA safety standards. The conclusions of the mission conducted on the Flamanville 3 EPR are generally positive and recognize the involvement of site management in improving safety and operational reliability. The experts thus identified eight good practices, six recommendations and fifteen suggestions. Among the strengths identified, the presence of an agent responsible for sharing the operating experience of the EPR reactor with his counterparts in Taishan (China) as well as the implementation of a holistic approach to organizational and human factors.
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