Regulating safety is a national responsibility. However, radiation risks may transcend national borders, and international cooperation serves to promote and enhance safety globally by exchanging experience and by improving capabilities to control hazards, to prevent accidents, to respond to emergencies and to mitigate any harmful consequences. International safety standards provide support for States in meeting their obligations under general principles of international law, such as those relating to environmental protection. The objective of the Safety Guide SSG-2 “Deterministic Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants (NPP)” is to provide harmonized guidance to designers, operators, regulators and providers of technical support on deterministic safety analysis for nuclear power plants.

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