The notifiable events in nuclear facilities in Germany
are classified on different levels in accordance with AtSMV corresponding to their importance with respect to safety.
Level S: This level comprises such events which
must be reported immediately to the damage inspection officials
so that they can initiate examinations at short notice or cause
measures to be taken. These events also include those presenting
acute safety-related defects.
Level E: This level comprises such events in which
- although they do not require immediate measures to be taken by
the damage inspection officials - the cause must be clarified and
remedied in adequate time. These include for example events that
are potentially significant - but not immediately so - from the
point of view of safety.
Level N: This level comprises events of general
relevance to safety about which the damage inspection officials
must be notified. These generally include events beyond routine
operational events which are important regarding safety criteria
(assurance of optimally incident-free and environmentally compatible
operation of the plant; sufficiently reliable avoidance of incidents
by adequate design, quality and operation of the plant).
Level V: This level comprises all events in a nuclear
power plant prior to the loading with nuclear fuel about which the
damage inspection officials must be notified with regard to subsequent
safe operation of the plant.
The International Atomic Energy Organisation has prepared
an International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) for
important events in nuclear installations which is also applied in Germany
in addition to the aforementioned reporting levels.
11 - 15 March 2018
30 September - 04 October 2018
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