NNR Public Hearings - SAFCEI's comments on Koeberg LTO

  • Published:

Francesca de Gasparis, Executive Director of SAFCEI, presented at the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Public Hearing on 7 June 2024 regarding Eskom’s application for a Long-Term Operation (LTO) License Application for the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant. Our view is that the public participation consultative process has been procedurally unfair. And there are serious, outstanding safety repairs that must be addressed, before the LTO is considered. These "critical" and "urgent" issues (from the IAEA 2022 report) include cracks in the nuclear containment building and the monitoring system that threaten Koeberg's defense-in-depth.

Click here to view our comments.

Click here to view the presentation.

Other relevant documents:

THE FOURTH PERIODIC REVIEW 900 MWe REACTORS FROM EDF Investigation report of the Nuclear Safety Authority.

Reason for Decision Nuclear S34 determination_ 28 October 2021- Annexure A

Décision n° 2021-DC-0706 de l'ASN du 23 février 2021.