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R3 - Liquid Discharges from Nuclear Installations (nuclear sector)

FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeLiquid Discharges from Nuclear Installations (nuclear sector)
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programmeOSPAR has agreed a coordinated reporting programme for liquid discharges from Nuclear Installations (nuclear sector). Operational and decommissioning discharge data are reported for four nuclear sub-sectors; Nuclear Power Stations, Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants,  Nuclear Fuel Fabrication and Enrichment Plants and Research and Development Facilities. Data are reported to OSPAR annually using an agreed reporting format. The data are published by OSPAR annually and are assessed in Periodic Evaluation reports.
[OtherPoliciesConventions]Monitoring for other Union legislation or international agreements that contributes to the programme.OSP-CEMP
[Contracting Parties monitoring]

Which other countries are involved in practical implementation of this monitoring programme, and what is the degree of cooperation.

Coordinated data reporting
BE, CH, DK, ES, FR, DE, NL, NO, PT, SE and UK.
[Contracting Parties supplying data]  
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.1995 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.Coastal waters (WFD)
[Aggregation of Data]At which scale can the data from the sub-programme be aggregated for environmental assessments?Sub-region
[MarineReportingUnit]Area(s) where the programme takes place. 

[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Pressures at source
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).Other
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).PresInputCont
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants). 
[Element Monitored] total-alpha, total-beta (excluding tritium), tritium and a suite of other individual radionuclides
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.OTH
[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OTH
[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OSPAR AGREEMENT ON REPORTING OF LIQUID DISCHARGES FROM NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS (2013-10, revised 2019)
[Link to reporting format will be added following OSPAR data strategy]
Operational and decommissioning liquid discharges are reported as total-alpha, total-beta (excluding tritium), tritium and for a suite of other individual radionuclides for the following sub-sectors:
Nuclear Power Stations;
Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants;
Nuclear Fuel Fabrication and Enrichment Plants;
Research and Development Facilities;
Sampling and analysis carried out as per national requirements.
[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?National QA procedures for analysis.
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?Other QC - National QC through national and international validation exercises.
National QC in reporting of data through use of defined reporting format and QC before submission to RSC database by the EAP
[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoringYearly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.NotRelevant
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3))
[Data Custodian] OSPAR
[Assessment Guidelines]
[Assessment tools available]  
[Nature of data] Unprocessed
R3 - Liquid Discharges from Nuclear Installations (nuclear sector)