In 2016, the ISR published a study on the possible effects of a reactor pressure vessel failure at the Belgian Tihange 2 nuclear power plant (ISR Report Tihange). Just two years later, the Institute, together with the International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group (INRAG), is responsible for the conceptual design of a large-scale expert conference on the safety of Tihange 2. The event is organized in cooperation with the StädteRegion Aachen.
The conference will take place on April 13 and 14, 2018 in Aachen, Germany. The Friday session is specifically targeting a specialist audience, while the lectures and the subsequent discussion on Saturday are open to the interested public. The keynote speaker of the Saturday session include Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Nikolaus Müllner, chairman of INRAG. The patronage for the event was taken over by the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet.
More information about the event can be found at http://www.inrag.org/publications-and-meetings/pressure-vessel-cracking-doel-tihange-follow-up