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FNCA 2016 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management

Report of
FNCA2016 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

October 4 - 6, 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan


Group Photo

The FNCA 2016 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 4th to 6th October 2016, at Kazzhol Almaty and Institute of Nuclear Physics in Alatau village. National Nuclear Center (NNC) of Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan jointly organized this workshop.
Eighteen (18) representatives involved in the policymaking, regulatory, operations, and research and development on radiation safety and radioactive waste management from 9 FNCA member countries attended the workshop. These countries were Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Dr Batyrbekov and Prof Kosako  WS participants

The 2016 RS&RWM Workshop

The participants reported on thenuclear/radiological emergency preparedness and response, and on the low/intermediate level waste disposal facilities/long term storage facilities, both focusing on the progress, improvement and future plan over the prior year. The meeting also peer-reviewedthe draft of “Consolidated Report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response”, which will be completed and issued by March 2017.As a special lecture, Prof ToshisoKosako, the University of Tokyo, reported on the current situation of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP, and Dr Shoji Futatsukawa, Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA) gave a brief instruction on his institute.

The open seminar titled “Radioactive Waste Management in Nuclear Facilities” was held in the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 5 October, and it was attended by around 30 participants.
First, Mr Peter Chakrov, Acting Director General of Institute of Nuclear Physics gave a welcoming speech and introduced history of the Institute of Nuclear Physics. Next, Prof Kosako quickly gave general information on the structure and achievements of FNCA. Four (4) presentations were delivered by participants from Kazakhstan (1), Bangladesh (1) and Thailand (1), and the FNCA secretariat briefly introduced the human resources development program implemented by the Japanese Government.

Dr Chakrov and Prof Kosako Discussions

Open Seminar

A technical visit to the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) was conducted after the open seminar. Participants visited the research reactor and facilities where radiopharmaceuticals are manufactured.



Minutes of
FNCA2016 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

October 4 - 6, 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan


ⅰ) Date 4-6 October 2016
ⅱ) Venue Kazzhol Almaty
Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP)
ⅲ) Host Organizations National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
ⅳ) Participants 18 from 9 countries (Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam)

The FNCA 2016 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 4th to 6th October 2016, at Kazzhol Almaty and the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Alatau village. The National Nuclear Centre (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan jointly organized this workshop.

Eighteen (18) representatives involved in policymaking, regulatory, operations, and research and development for radiation safety and radioactive waste management from 9 FNCA member countries attended the workshop. These countries were Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam.

[Opening Session]

Dr Erlan G. Batyrbekov, FNCA Coordinator of Kazakhstan and Prof Toshiso Kosako, Project Leader of Japan deliverd a welcome speech. Dr Batyrbekov mentioned the importance of radioactive waste management in the Republic of Kazakhstan and wished success for the workshop. Prof Kosako also hoped a fruitful meeting and expressed sincere gratitude to the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan for hosting and supporting the workshop.

[Session I] Country Report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response

Nine (9) country reports were presented on the country’s progress and improvement over the prior year and their future plan for nuclear/radiological emergency preparedness and response. The Summary of each report is attached in Annex 1.

[Session II] Peer Review of Consolidated Report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response

Member countries peer-reviewed the draft and set each interim goals. The summary of the session is attached in Annex 1.

[Session III] Country Report on Low/Intermediate Level Waste Disposal Facilities/Long Term Storage Facilities

Eight (8) country reports were presented on the progress, improvement and future plan for low/intermediate level waste disposal facilities and long term storage facilities. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 1.
After the presentations, discussion among the participants raises the following issues with regards to the radioactive waste disposal program ie. the selection of disposal site and the designation (whether for NPP, non-NPP, or a combination of both), the need for a regulatory framework, the need for valid data on the amount of existing waste and future, funding source for the disposal program and type technology to be employed, as well as the agreement between the government and the public. The participants agreed that the volume of NPP generated waste can be referenced from the experiences of countries that have had NPP and radioactive waste disposal, after adjusting for the design and operation of the reactor.

[Session IV] Special Lecture

Prof Kosako and Dr Shoji Futatsukawa, Executive Director of Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA) reported on the current situation of the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP and activities of JRIA respectively. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 1.

[Session V] Wrap-up Discussion onSummary of Workshop, 3-Year Evaluation and Proposals for 6th Phase (2017-2019)

Member countries shared the information on three-year evaluation items and suggestions for the activities to be conducted during the next three year phase (2017-2019).

[Closing Session]

With the closing remarks from Prof Kosako and Mr Yevgeniy Tur, project leader of Republic of Kazakhstan, the workshop is officially declared close.

[Open Seminar] “Radioactive Waste Management in Nuclear Facilities”:

The Open Seminar titled “Radioactive Waste Management in Nuclear Facilities” was held in the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 5th October. The seminar was attended by around 30 participants.
First, Mr Peter Chakrov, Acting Director General of Institute of Nuclear Physics gave a welcoming speechand introduced the history of the Institute of Nuclear Physics. Next, Prof Kosako provided an overview of FNCA’s structure and achievements.Four (4) presentations were delivered by participants from Kazakhstan (1), Japan (1), Bangladesh (1) and Thailand (1), and the FNCA secretariat briefly introduced the Human Resources Development (HRD) program implemented by the Japanese Government. The summary of the Open Seminar is attached as Annex 2.

[Technical Visit] Institute of Nuclear Physics of Republic of Kazakhstan (INP)

A technical visit to the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) was conducted in the afternoon of 5 October. Participants visited the research reactor and facilities where radiopharmaceuticals are manufactured. First, the participants visited the WWR-K research nuclear reactor facility’s control room and central hall where wet storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and irradiated samples are kept. The WWR-K is a pool-type reactor with thermal neutrons. The reactor uses demineralized water as coolant, moderator and reflector. The reactor is used for research purposes such as fundamental nuclear-physical research, material science and reactor tests, as well as for the manufacture of medical radioisotopes and gamma sources, neutron doping of silicon, and neutron-activation analysis. The participants’ next destination is the Radiopharmaceuticals Manufacture Facility of Nuclear Medicine and Biophysics Center, where they visited the cyclotron and the hot cell units. The facility is designed for the production of radiopharmaceuticals such as F-18, Tl-201, Ga-67, In-111, I-123, I-131, Sm-153 and Sr-89.

Attachment

Annex 1 – Summary of Each Session

Annex 2 – Summary of Open Seminar


Program of
FNCA2016 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

October 4 - 6, 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan


Day 1 (Tuesday, October 4)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
Opening Session
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Opening Speech
  -  Dr ErlanBatyrbekov, FNCA coordinator of Kazakhstan
  -  Prof ToshisoKosako, Project Leader of Japan
09:45 – 09:55 Self-Introductions of Participants and Agenda Confirmation
10:00 – 10:20 Group Photo and Coffee Break
Session 1 Country Report I: Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response
-Progress, Improvement and Future Plan over the Prior Year-

(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Ms NavaangalsanOyuntulkhuur (Mongolia)
10:20 – 10:45 Bangladesh
10:45 – 11:10 China
11:10 – 11:35 Indonesia
11:35 – 12:00 Japan
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch (75min)
Session 1 Cont. Country Report I: Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response
-Progress, Improvement and Future Plan over the Prior Year-

(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Prof AnHongxiang (China)
13:15 – 13:40 Kazakhstan
13:40 – 14:05 Malaysia
14:05 – 14:30 Mongolia
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break (15min)
14:45 – 15:10 Thailand
15:10 – 15:35 Vietnam
Session 2: Peer Review of Consolidated Report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response (90min)
Chair: Prof ToshisoKosako (Japan)
15:35 – 17:30 Peer Review of Consolidated Report
 Group 1: THA, IDN, MNG
 Group 2: BGD, CHN, MYS, AUL
 Group 3: JPN, KAZ, VTN

Day 2 (Wednesday, October 5)

Open Seminar: Radioactive Waste Management in Nuclear Facilities
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcoming and Opening Remarks
  -  Mr Peter Chakrov, Acting Director General of Institute of Nuclear Physics
  -  Prof ToshisoKosako, Project Leader of Japan
09:40 – 10:00 Lecture 1.1: Current Status and Conception of Radwaste
Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan

(Presentation 15min + QAs 5min)
Speaker: Dr Alexander Klepikov (NTSC, Kazakhstan)
10:00 – 10:20 Lecture 1.2: Current Situation and Challenges in Radioactive
Residues that Resulted from the Uranium Mining

(Presentation 15min + QAs 5min)
Speaker: Prof ToshisoKosako (Japan)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break (20min)
10:00 – 10:20 Lecture 2: Current International Status of Radiation Safety and
Radioactive Waste Management

(Presentation 15min + QAs 5min x 2 countries)
Speaker: Dr M. Moinul Islam (Bangladesh)
              Ms NanthavanYa-anant (Thailand)
11:20 – 11:35 Human Resources Development Program Implemented by
Japanese Government

(Presentation 15min)
Speaker: Ms Ayako Tanida (FNCA Secretariat)
11:20 – 11:35 General QAs
Moderator: Prof ToshisoKosako (Japan)
12:00 – 15:00 Technical Visit in the Institute of Nuclear Physics
19:00 – 21:30 Reception Hosted by NNC

Day 3 (Thursday, October 6)

Session 3 Country Report II: Low/Intermediate Level Waste Disposal Facilities/Long Term Storage Facilities
-Progress, Improvement and Future Plan over the Prior Year-

(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Mr MochRomli (Indonesia)
<Progress and Plan>
09:00 – 09:25 Indonesia
09:25 – 09:50 Vietnam
<Progress, Improvement and Future Plan>
09:50 – 10:15 China
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break (15min)
10:30 – 10:55 Japan
10:55 – 11:20 Kazakhstan
11:20 – 11:45 Mongolia
11:45 – 12:10 Mongolia
12:10 – 12:35 Thailand
12:35 – 13:15 Lunch (40min)
13:15 – 14:00 Discussion (45min)
Session 4: Special Lecture
(Presentation 15min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Dr Pham Quang Minh
14:00 – 14:20 Current Situation of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP
  -  Prof ToshisoKosako (Japan)
14:20 – 14:40 Activities of Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA)
  -  Dr Shoji Futatsukawa (Japan)
Session 5: Wrap-up Discussion
–Summary of Workshop, 3-Year Evaluation and Proposals for 6th Phase (2017-2019)–

Chair: Prof ToshisoKosako
14:40 – 14:45 Schedule for Consolidated Report and RS&RWM Newsletter (5min)
  -  FNCA Secretariat
14:45 – 15:05 Discussion on 3-Year Elavuation and 6th Phase (2017-2019) (20min)
15:05 – 15:20 Coffee Break (15min)
15:20 – 16:20 Review and Confirmation of Workshop Minutes (60min)
16:20 – 16:30 Closing Remarks
  -  Prof ToshisoKosako, Project Leader of Japan
  -  Mr Yevgeniy Tur, Project Leader of Kazakhstan

List of Participants
FNCA2016 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

October 4 - 6, 2016
Almaty, Kazakhstan


Bangladesh

Dr M. Moinul Islam
Chief Scientific Officer,
Health Physics & Radioactive Waste Management Unit,
Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology,
Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)

China

Prof AnHongxiang
Division Head,
Division of Waste Safety,
Waste Management Department,
China Institute of Radiation Protection

Indonesia

Mr MochRomli
Safety Supervisor,
Center for Radioactive Waste Technology (CRWT),
National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN)

Japan

Prof ToshisoKosako
Professor Emeritus,
The University of Tokyo

Dr Shoji Futatsukawa
Executive Director,
Japan Radioisotope Association

Kazakhstan

Dr ErlanBatyrbekov
Director General,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr Sergey Berezin
Deputy Director General,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr Yevgeniy Tur
Senior Engineer,
Technical and Economic Assessment Department,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr Sergey Ukhanov
Senior Engineer,
Technical and Economic Assessment Department,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Ms Aliya Izbaskhanova
Head,
Devision for Accounting and Contol of Nuclear Material, Ionizing Radiation Sources and Radioactive Waste,
Radiation Safety Department,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Ms NurgulKurmangaliyeva
Interpreter,
Public Relations Department,
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Ms ZhanarAigozhinabr Interpreter,
Public Relations Department
National Nuclear Center (NNC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr Dmitriy Kim
Deputy Head,
Radiation Safety Department,
Institute of Nuclear Physics of Republic of Kazakhstan

Malaysia

Mr Nazran Bin Harun
Resarch Officer,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)

Mongolia

Ms NavaangalsanOyuntulkhuur
Head,
Radiation Safety Council,
Nuclear Energy Commission

Thailand

Ms NanthavanYa-anant
Head,
Radioactive Waste Management Section,
Radioactive Waste Management Center,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Vietnam

Dr Pham Quang Minh
Director,
Planning and R&D Management Department,
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)

Secretariat

Ms Ayako Tanida
International Affairs and Research Department,
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)




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