42nd Policy Group Meeting
The 42nd Generation IV International Forum Policy Group (PG) meeting was held in Seoul, Korea on 20-21 October 2016 and was hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Korea Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation (KONICOF). The PG approved the nominations of new members of the Senior Industrial Advisory Panel, which also presented its three year plan that includes support to the work that GIF intends to carry out on market issues and challenges for Generation IV systems. There was an extensive discussion on the work carried out in the area of safety design criteria and guidelines, for the Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor, as well as on other systems, and the collaboration with the NEA ad hoc Group on the Safety of Advanced Reactors (GSAR). This was the first meeting attended by Australia’s newly nominated Policy Group members since Australia became a member in June 2016 by signing the GIF Charter.