Nuclear Power and Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Power and Nuclear Safety

The earth population is growing and more and more countries are becoming wealthy. The need for energy with low or no CO2- emissions is growing rapidly. Many countries see nuclear power as a way to secure enough energy and reduce CO2- emissions.

IFE has led the world’s largest research programs in nuclear safety, the Halden Project, for over 50 years. It develops knowledge that ensures safety at all levels of nuclear power plants. This includes the people who work in the control rooms, the interaction between humans and machines, and the internal processes in materials exposed to radiation in a reactor. Creating safety-critical systems that minimize the risk of human and technical errors are the main priority.

The Halden Project is an important contribution in making nuclear power plants safer. The technologies being developed are also adopted in other areas, such as the oil industry, processing plants and transport.

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