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Licensing of safety critical software for nuclear reactors

This document describes the work of a group of regulator and safety authorities’ Instrumentation & Control experts, supported by the EC and WENRA.  The document provides common technical positions on a set of important licensing issues raised by the design and operation of safety critical software used in Nuclear Power Plants for the implementation of safety functions. A revision of the common position and recommended practices of the EC consensus document published in May 2000: “Common position of nuclear regulators for the licensing of safety critical software for nuclear reactors (EUR 19265)” is part of this report.

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