Cherobyl: Its Implications for International Aromic Energy Regulation

The first section of this note focuses on the IAEA’s role in the existing network of international organizations designed to improve nuclear power plant safety. The second section examines the implications of the Chernobyl accident for international cooperation in the nuclear field. The final section proposes several improvements for nuclear safety management, and is subdivided accordingly. The first subsection analyzes the incident reporting systems of the IAEA and the Nuclear Energy Agency and recommends amending the IAEA Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident to ensure that all nuclear incidents, as well as accidents, are covered by its terms. The second subsection proposes the standardization of safety requirements for nuclear power plants.