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  • Safe Energy

    Nuclear power industry is evolving since its commencement, to enhance its performance and operational safety. Currently, Generation-III reactor technology is available for construction and Pakistan’s K-2/K-3 reactors, 1100 MW each, are based upon the same technology. Relative to Generation-II reactor designs, Generation-III reactor design is more safe due to passive safety systems, which can shut down the reactor without external/internal supply of electricity. Besides the development of the reactor technology, the regulations of the nuclear power industry are also evolving to improve and incorporate lessons learned from any event. In Pakistan, these regulations are implemented through independent national regulator, Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA). In addition, periodic safety reviews are done by PAEC experts and international peers of nuclear industry. Also, periodic refreshing courses are organized by PAEC to promote and assure safety culture on all levels.