Aug 07, 2009
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Consulting firm SRK Consulting is currently assisting the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Company at the Koeberg nuclear power station, located about 30 km north of Cape Town. This assignment involves a six-year groundwater monitoring project and an integrated stormwater management project at the site of the proposed PBMR demonstration power plant.
Nuclear power and associated environmental issues are currently attracting considerable attention in South Africa. Over the past three years, SRK has been involved in significant national initiatives in terms of its projects on many of these issues for several major clients.
In terms of nuclear power, SRK Con-sulting’s Western Cape partner and prin- cipal hydro geologist, Peter Rosewarne, and SRK project manager Derry Holme have been managing the site safety report for State-owned power utility Eskom, which will support the licence application for greenfield and brownfield sites for the development of new nuclear power plants.
This multimillion-rand project involves a large team of technical specialists that include those from other SRK offices and other
independent consulting companies.
Besides project management, SRK is
responsible for investigating site technical aspects.
To reflect this trend, South Africa is hosting an international conference on effective nuclear regulatory systems under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the National Nuclear Regulator, in Cape Town, in December 2009.
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