Developing civil nuclear industry technology

Fostering civil use of nuclear energy
Supporting development of nuclear applications

France and Germany are cooperating closely in the development of a new generation of nuclear power stations that will be equipped with an enhanced pressurized water reactor (PWR). First orders for the European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) are expected between 1997 and 1999. The design of this plant is based on the principle that even in the extremely unlikely event of a complete loss of all active safety features, the radiological consequences of the incident would be contained within the immediate surroundings of the plant. Other European research (France, Germany UK and other partners) is working on an advanced Fast Reactor design (European Fast Reactor -- EFR). This aims at burning plutonium in large quantities, and at the transmuting of long-lived waste isotopes arising out of reprocessing into shorter-lived isotopes.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal