Oversight of Nigeria Research Reactor

Martin Ogharandukun

Abstract


The evolution of the legal and regulatory framework for oversight of Nigeria’s First Nuclear Research Reactor (NIRR-1) and the organization of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) are presented along with the development of the guides applied in the licensing of the various stages of NIRR-1. The submission requirements for the authorization of NIRR-1 were appraised. Also, the regulatory oversight process and the fulfillment of the obligations imposed by international nuclear safety conventions and Nigerian participation in international activities for nuclear safety were discussed.


Keywords


Research reactor; fuel cycle; highly enriched uranium; nuclear material; core conversion; radiation sources; nuclear safety; radiation protection; safeguards; non-proliferation; legal and regulatory infrastructure; neutron activation analysis; inspection.

Full Text:

PDF

References


. A. Nwegbu “Uranium Exploration In Nigeria” https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/energy/se/pp/unfc/UNFC_ws_SouthAfrica_Nov2014/22-A.Nwegbu-Nigeria.pdf; Oct. 2014 [October 6th 2017]

. Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) Act (No. 46 of 1976), CAP N91, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004

. United Nations Organization “Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/npt [October 6th 2017]

. IAEA “NPT Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement” https://www.iaea.org/publications/factsheets/npt-comprehensive-safeguards-agreements; April 2015 [October 6th 2017]

. IAEA “Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident” https://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Conventions/cenna_status.pdf, March 2017 [October 7 2017]

. IAEA “Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency” https://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Conventions/cacnare_status.pdf, March 2017 [October 7 2017]

. Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Decree (now Act) (No. 19 of 1995), CAP N142, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004

. IAEA “INFCIRC/526 - Project and Supply Agreement of 1996, between the IAEA and the governments of Nigeria and China” https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/infcirc526.pdf [October 7 2017]

. NIRR-1 Final Safety Analysis Report (SAR) 2005

. NNRA, Draft Guide for Licensing of Nuclear Research Reactors and Reactor Operators in Nigeria http://nnra.gov.ng/page-legislations¬_regulations, 2004 [October 15 2017]

. IAEA “Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors” http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/7380/Code-of-Conduct-on-the-Safety-of-Research-Reactors, 2006 [October 9 2017]

. IAEA, Protocol Additional to the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/1988/infcirc358a1.pdf 2008, [October 15 2017]

. S. A. Jonah, “Status Report of Activities for the Core Conversion of Nigeria MNSR to LEU” http://www.rertr.anl.gov/RERTR35/pdfs/S5P3_Paper_Jonah.pdf, 2014 [October 15 2017]


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


 
 
  
 

 

  


About IJSBAR | Privacy PolicyTerms & Conditions | Contact Us | DisclaimerFAQs 

IJSBAR is published by (GSSRR).