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FNCA 2003 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management


FNCA 2003 - Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management


The FNCA 2003 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management was held on December 15-19, 2003, in Jakarta, Indonesia. This Workshop was hosted by the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF).

Representatives involved in policy making, regulation, and R&D on radioactive waste management attended the Workshop from the nine participating countries under the FNCA framework, i.e. Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

On the First Session of the first day, the country reports were presented on the current status and progress of radioactive waste management activities in each FNCA country. Summary of sessions is attached as a supplement to these minutes.

Poster presentations on Radioactive Waste from hospitals were made from Indonesia and Japan. Other poster presentations were also made from Australia and Japan to introduce industrial level technologies in relation to radioactive waste management.

At the Second Session on the second day, a round table discussion was made on the “Joint Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” under the discussion topic “Correspondence to International Trend”.

At the Third and Fourth Sessions on the second day, sub-meetings were held on “Disposal of LILW including waste acceptance criteria” and “Management of waste arising from decommissioning of small to medium scale nuclear facilities” respectively, to have a more comprehensive discussion for the exchange of information and in order to share experiences, and thus promote mutual understanding in these specific areas.

On the third day, technical visit to Serpong Site of BATAN was made, where the participants visited the research reactor and the radioactive waste management facilities on the site.

On the fourth day, a sub-meeting on the Interim Report of the Task Group on TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials) was held to exchange technical information and experiences.

Relevant issues on the practical application of the concept of exclusion, exemption, and clearance on NORM/TENORM management were discussed. The following points were agreed upon:
- NORM/TENORM management is a common concern among FNCA countries
- Dose criteria or concentration levels are needed to manage NORM/TENORM safely based on the concepts by ICRP and IAEA
- Further discussion on the safe management of NORM/TENORM is needed

Finally at Session 6 “Three Year Work Plan on Radioactive Waste Management” under FNCA framework, the discussion issues were as follows:
- Schedule and venue of the next workshop
- Items to be discussed in the next and future years
- Report issues and brochure
- Statement for the promotion of the Joint Convention
- Poster/Exhibition
- Updated web site and the consolidated report

Views expressed by the Workshop participants on future topical issues and activities in fiscal year 2004 and after are as follows:
- Regulatory aspects including clearance, exemption and NORM/TENORM
- Waste treatment and characterization
- Siting procedure, investigation and safety assessment
- Security issues

Participants of this Workshop proposed Malaysia as the candidate venue for holding the FNCA 2004 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management.




Draft Minutes of the FNCA 2003 - Workshop
on Radioactive Waste Management
December 15-19,2003, Jakarta, Indonesia


The FNCA 2003 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management was held on December 15-19, 2003, in Jakarta, Indonesia. This Workshop was hosted by the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), in cooperation with the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF).

Representatives involved in policy making, regulation, and R&D on radioactive waste management attended the Workshop from the nine participating countries under the FNCA framework, i.e. Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Discussions were made mainly based on the results of the 4th FNCA Coordinators Meeting, held on March 5-7, 2003, in Naha City of Okinawa Prefecture.

On the First Session of the first day, the country reports were presented on the current status and progress of radioactive waste management activities in each FNCA country. Summary of sessions is attached as a supplement to these minutes.

Poster presentations on Radioactive Waste from hospitals were made from Indonesia and Japan. Other poster presentations were also made from Australia and Japan to introduce industrial level technologies in relation to radioactive waste management.

At the Second Session on the second day, a round table discussion was made on the “Joint Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” under the discussion topic “Correspondence to International Trend”.

At the Third and Fourth Sessions on the second day, sub-meetings were held on “Disposal of LILW including waste acceptance criteria” and “Management of waste arising from decommissioning of small to medium scale nuclear facilities” respectively, to have a more comprehensive discussion for the exchange of information and in order to share experiences, and thus promote mutual understanding in these specific areas.

On the third day, technical visit to Serpong Site of BATAN was made, where the participants visited the research reactor and the radioactive waste management facilities on the site.

On the fourth day, a sub-meeting on the Interim Report of the Task Group on TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials) was held to exchange technical information and experiences.

Relevant issues on the practical application of the concept of exclusion, exemption, and clearance on NORM/TENORM management were discussed. The following points were agreed upon:
- NORM/TENORM management is a common concern among FNCA countries
- Dose criteria or concentration levels are needed to manage NORM/TENORM safely based on the concepts by ICRP and IAEA
- Further discussion on the safe management of NORM/TENORM is needed

Finally at Session 6 “Three Year Work Plan on Radioactive Waste Management” under FNCA framework, the discussion issues were as follows:
- Schedule and venue of the next workshop
- Items to be discussed in the next and future years
- Report issues and brochure
- Statement for the promotion of the Joint Convention
- Poster/Exhibition
- Updated web site and the consolidated report

Views expressed by the Workshop participants on future topical issues and activities in fiscal year 2004 and after are as follows:
- Regulatory aspects including clearance, exemption and NORM/TENORM
- Waste treatment and characterization
- Siting procedure, investigation and safety assessment
- Security issues

Participants of this Workshop proposed Malaysia as the candidate venue for holding the FNCA 2004 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management.

Participants of this Workshop expressed appreciation to the sponsors of this Workshop, i.e. the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) for their coordination efforts.

The minutes of this Workshop will be reported to the Fifth FNCA Coordinators Meeting planned in early March, 2004.




The FNCA 2003 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management
15-19 December 2003, Jakarta, Indonesia

Participant List


Australia

Mr. Lubi Dimitrovski
Head,
Waste Operations & Technology Development
Nuclear Technology
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization (ANSTO)

China

Mr. Sun Qinghong
Research Assistant
China Institute for Radiation Protection (CIRP)
Mr. Wang Yuqing
Section Chief
The System Engineering Department
China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA)

Japan

Prof. Toshiso Kosako
Associate Professor
Research Center for Nuclear Science and Technology
The University of Tokyo
Mr. Hidefumi Iimura
General Manager
Radioactive Waste Disposal Business Division
Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL)
Mr. Hiroyuki Ikuse
Manager
Radioactive Waste Management Department
Energy Project & Technology Center
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (MMC)
Mr. Minoru Okoshi
General Manager
Waste Management Division 1
Department of Decommissioning & Waste Management
Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)
Mr. Tomio Kawata
Executive Director
Japan Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Institute (JNC)
Mr. Tetsuo Kitada
Director
Site Planning Division
Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Facility
Decommissioning Technology Center (RANDEC)
Mr. Tadatsugu Sakaya
Manager
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Project Department
Nuclear Power Division
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI)
Mr. Kunihiro Nakai
Project Manager
Radioactive Waste Management
Nuclear & Environmental Project Operations
Industrial Project Division
JGC Corporation (JGC)
Dr. Takehiko Mukaiyama
Director
Jakarta Liaison Office of JAIF
Mr. Mitsutoshi Odera
Project Manager
Asia Cooperation Center
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)

Korea

Dr. Myung-Jae Song
Project Leader of Korea in FNCA-RWM
General Manager, R&D Office
Nuclear Environment Technology Institute (NETEC)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP)
Dr. Ji-Hoon Lee
Senior Researcher, Radwaste Treatment Group
R&D Division, Nuclear Environment Technology Institute (NETEC)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP)

Malaysia

Dr. Syed Abdul Malik Syed Zain
Manager
Radioactive Waste Management Centre
Technical Services Division
Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT)
Mr. Mohd Yasin bin Sudin
Director of Enforcement Division
Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)
Ministry of Science, Technology & The Environment

The Philippines

Ms. Eulinia M. Valdezco
Chief, Nuclear Regulations, Licensing and Safeguards Division
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)
Ms. Editha A. Marcelo
Senior Science Research Specialist,
Radiation Protection Services,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Thailand

Ms. Kanitha Srisuksawad
Nuclear Chemist
Radioactive Waste Management Program,
Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)
Mr. Nikom Prasertchiewchan
Nuclear Chemist
Radioactive Waste Management Program,
Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)

Viet Nam

Dr. Nguyen Ba Tien
Director of Purification Technology Center
Institute for Technology of Radioactive and Rare Elements (ITRRE, VAEC)

Indonesia (Local Host Country)

Dr. Asmedi Suripto
Director,
Development Center for Radioactive Waste Management,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
Dr. Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroti
Head for Radwaste Treatment Technology Division
Development Center for Radioactive Waste Management,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
Drs. Gangsar Santoso
Waste Division
Development Center for Radioactive Waste Management,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)


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