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Convention on Nuclear safety (CNS). National Report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Eight Review Meeting

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1-01-0-00-120.pdf
Datumjuli 2019
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Convention on Nuclear safety (CNS). 
National Report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Eight Review Meeting
ANVS,
The Netherlands, 2019

INTRODUCTION
This section sets out the purpose of the present report, and it continues with 
an overview of the national nuclear programme followed by a description of the 
national policy towards nuclear activities in the Netherlands and the main safety 
issues of the reporting period. The introduction finishes with a description of 
the structure of the report.

Purpose of the report
On 20 September 1994, the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed the Convention on 
Nuclear Safety (hereafter: CNS, or ‘the Convention’). It was subsequently formally 
ratified on 15 October 1996 and entered into force on 13 January 1997. The 
Convention obliges each Contracting Party to apply widely recognised principles and 
tools in order to maintain a high level of safety at its nuclear power plants. It 
also requires each Contracting Party to report on the national implementation of 
these principles to meetings of the parties to the Convention.

This present report has been prepared by the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the 
Eight Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety. 
It shows how the Netherlands meets the obligations of each of the articles of the 
Convention. Regular Review Meetings of Contracting Parties offer an important 
opportunity to share information related to implementation of the Convention, and as 
such the Netherlands has and will continue to actively participate. The Netherlands 
attaches great importance to the Convention, as well as to the Vienna Declaration on 
nuclear Safety that was unanimously adopted by Contracting Parties in 2015, as 
essential to international efforts to strengthen nuclear safety. As this report 
demonstrates, the Netherlands has developed, and continues to improve a robust 
domestic framework for nuclear safety in line with its international obligations.

The information provided by the present report applies to the situation in the 
Netherlands of July 1st 2019 unless explicitly specified otherwise. Updates to the 
information presented in this report may be provided at the CNS peer review meeting 
in March 2020.