Completing his first safety review of a U.S. nuclear plant, an international investigator reported that the Soviet Union is also preparing to invite an inspection team.
We have requested their participation by providing experts as reviewers, but we also have encouraged them to invite (a team)," said Ferdinand L. Franzen, a West German who led the team in this country.They have expressed by their official representatives at the (International Atomic Energy) agency that they're seriously interested, Mr. Franzen said.
The Soviets will provide their first inspector later this year when a team goes to Spain, and have suggested that another join a team in West Germany.
The agency has its headquarters in Vienna and has 112 governments as members, including both the United States and the Soviet Union.
This year, teams expect to respond to 10 invitations, including the inspection of a unit at Calvert Cliffs, Md., now almost complete.