Working Party on Boiling Water Reactors (WPBWR)

The WPBWR covers all boiling water reactors, including ABWRs and Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactors (ESBWRs). The WPBWR is responsible for establishing; 1) an international forum to exchange information and experience specifically on regulation issues regarding BWRs, including those in design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning, 2) a way to identify international safety challenges within BWRs to share national perspectives, and 3) a range of appropriate opportunities for international collaboration on regulatory activities related to BWRs that will lead to improvements in the nuclear safety area.

The WPBWR will perform a self-assessment after its first year or two to determine whether its activities may continue in the long-term with the support of the CNRA.

Related links

WPBWR mandate

Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP)

Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) overview

WPBWR reports

WPBWR working area  (requires password)


Last updated: 22 August 2018