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Workshop


FNCA 2004 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management


Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)


The FNCA 2004 RWM Workshop was held from September 27 to October 1, 2004, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This Workshop was hosted by the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT) and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) as the local host organizations and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, in cooperation with Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF).

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

On the first day of Session 1, country reports were presented on present status and progress of radioactive waste management activities in each FNCA country.

In the Second Session, a round table discussion was held on "Project Evaluation" which was recommended by the 5 th FNCA Coordinators Meeting of March 3-5, 2004, in Tokyo.

On the second day, Sub-meetings were held on "Regulatory Aspect including Exclusion, Exemption and Clearance on NORM/TENORM", "Waste Treatment and Characterization", "Poster Session", "Siting Activities and Safety Assessment for Disposal of Low and Intermediate Level Waste (LILW)", and "Disposal of LILW including Waste Acceptance Criteria" respectively. On the second day of the Workshop, Poster/Mini-Exhibition was also held. This Poster/Mini-Exhibition was successful in enhancing further understanding the activities of RWM among FNCA countries.

On the third day, technical visit to a mineral processing company near Kuala Lumpur was made, and visits to MINT and AELB including radioactive waste management facility were also made.

On the fourth day, a roundtable discussion on "Interim Report of TENORM Task" was held to confirm result of past five TENORM Discussion/Survey Meetings from importance of technical facts and benefits. It was also recognized that common approaches should be investigated to settle scientific and rational regulation without placing unnecessary burden to the public and industry of the FNCA region.

* TENORM: Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

The information on each country's status on TENORM management was exchanged. The content and the target date of the TENORM Task Group Report were agreed. The activities in 2003 and 2004 will be compiled and published by the end of March 2005. Also the summary of the report will be submitted to the Japanese Journal of Health Physics.

Finally "RWM 3-Year Plan for 2005-2007" under FNCA framework was discussed. Items agreed upon by the Workshop participants on the activities in and after fiscal year 2005 are as follows:

  • 2005 RWM Workshop will be held in Japan.
  • The new Task Group on decommissioning and clearance will be held in Indonesia and the Philippines in 2005 and in Australia and Malaysia (tentatively) in 2006.
  • 2006 and 2007 RWM Workshop will be held in China and Thailand, respectively (tentatively).
  • The themes on the next Sub Meetings were agreed as 'safety assessment of disposal' and 'site investigation and siting procedures'.




Minutes of the FNCA 2004 - Workshop on
Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)

September 27-October 1, 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The FNCA 2004 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management was held from September 27 to October 1, 2004, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This Workshop was hosted by the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT) and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) as the local host organizations and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, in cooperation with Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF).

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

On the first day of Session 1, country reports were presented on present status and progress of radioactive waste management activities in each FNCA country. Summary of each session is attached as Annex-1 to this document.

In the Second Session, a round table discussion was held on “Project Evaluation” which was recommended by the 5th FNCA Coordinators Meeting of March 3-5, 2004, in Tokyo.

As the results of discussion, the schedule of the project evaluation was agreed by the Workshop participants. There were opinions that the project was very useful since it provided various opportunities for the participants especially in relation to hands-on observation on the activities of host country where the workshop was held, useful exchange of technical expertise and gaining of knowledge on the current practices in radioactive waste policy and management.

On the second day, Sub-meetings were held on “Regulatory Aspect including Exclusion, Exemption and Clearance on NORM / TENORM”, “Waste Treatment and Characterization”, “Poster Session”, “Siting Activities and Safety Assessment for Disposal of Low and Intermediate Level Waste (LILW)”, and “Disposal of LILW including Waste Acceptance Criteria” respectively as the Session-3, -4, -5, and -6 to promote comprehensive understandings from different viewpoints of FNCA countries.

On the second day of the Workshop, Poster/Mini-Exhibition was held. This Poster/Mini-Exhibition was successful in enhancing further understanding the activities of RWM among FNCA countries.

On the third day, technical visit to UNIVERSAL MINERALS TRADING SDN. BHD., a mineral processing company in Dengkil near Kuala Lumpur was made, and visits to MINT and AELB including radioactive waste management facility were also made.

On the fourth day, a roundtable discussion on “Interim Report of TENORM Task” was held as Session-7 to confirm result of past five TENORM Discussion/Survey Meetings from importance of technical facts and benefits. It was also recognized that common approaches should be investigated to settle scientific and rational regulation without placing unnecessary burden to the public and industry of the FNCA region.

* TENORM: Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

The information on each country’s status on TENORM management was exchanged. The content and the target date of the TENORM Task Group Report were agreed. The activities in 2003 and 2004 will be compiled and published by the end of March 2005. Also the summary of the report will be submitted to the Japanese Journal of Health Physics by the end of February 2005.

Finally at Session 8 “RWM 3-Year Plan for 2005-2007” under FNCA framework was discussed. Items agreed upon by the Workshop participants on the activities in and after fiscal year 2005 are as follows:
- 2005 RWM Workshop will be held in Japan.
- The extension of TENORM Task Group will be held in Indonesia and the Philippines in 2004 or 2005 following by the decision of the Coordinators Meeting in March 2004.
- The new Task Group on decommissioning and clearance will be held in Indonesia and the Philippines in 2005 and in Australia and Malaysia (tentatively) in 2006.
- 2006 and 2007 RWM Workshop will be held in China and Thailand, respectively (tentatively).
- The themes on the next Sub Meetings were agreed as ‘safety assessment of disposal’ and ‘site investigation and siting procedures’.

Participants of this Workshop expressed appreciation to the organizers, i.e. MINT, AELB and MEXT, and to the cooperation of JAIF.

These minutes are planned to be submitted to the 6th FNCA Coordinators Meeting for approval, in early March 2005.




The FNCA 2004 Workshop on Radioactive Waste Management
Participants List


Australia

Mr. Lubi Dimitrovski
Head, Waste Operations & Technology Development
Safety and Radiation Science
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

China

Dr. Zhang Jintao
Deputy Director General
Department of Safety, Protection and Quality
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

Mr. Wang Xudong
Chief of D&D Laboratory
China Institute for Radiation Protection (CIRP)

Indonesia

Dr. Asmedi Suripto
Director
Radioactive Waste Management Development Center
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Dr. Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto
Head for Radwaste Treatment Technology Division
Radioactive Waste Management Development Center
BATAN

Japan

Prof. Toshiso Kosako
Associate Professor
Research Center for Nuclear Science and Technology
The University of Tokyo

Mr. Yoshiyuki Harada
Deputy Director, Office for Radiation Regulations
Nuclear Safety Division
Science and Technology Policy Bureau
Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Mr. Shinzo Ueta
Senior 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. Tetsuo Kitada
Director
Site Planning Division
Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Facility
Decommissioning Technology Center (RANDEC)

Mr. Kazumi Kitayama
General Manager
Science and Technology Division
Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)

Mr. Takayuki Tokizawa
General Manager of Environmental Planning Section
Ningyo-Toge Environmental Engineering Center
Japan Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Institute (JNC)

Mr. Kunihiro Nakai
Project Manager
Radioactive Waste Management
Nuclear & Environmental Project Operations
Industrial Project Division
JGC Corporation (JGC)

Mr. Toyonobu Nabemoto
Assistant Manager
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Project Department
Nuclear Power Division
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI)

Dr. Hidenori Yonehara
Team Leader, Radon Research Group
Research Center for Radiation Safety
National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)

Mr. Mitsutoshi Odera
Leader
Asia Cooperation Center
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)

Korea

Dr. Myung-Jae Song
Director General
Nuclear Environment Technology Institute (NETEC)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP)

Dr. Hak-Soo Kim
Senior Member of Technical Staff
NETEC, KHNP

The Philippines

Ms. Editha A. Marcelo
Senior Science Research Specialist
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Mr. Teofilo Y. Garcia
Senior Science Research Specialist
PNRI

Thailand

Mr. Sutat Thiangtrongjit
Head
Radioactive Waste Management Program
Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)

Mr. Sombuun Jerachanchai
Radiation Physicist (Regulator)
OAP

Viet Nam

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

Dr. Cao Dinh Thanh
Director of
Center for Radioactive Waste Management and Environment
ITRRE, VAEC

Malaysia

Dr. Syed Abdul Malik Syed Zain
Manager
Radioactive Waste Management Centre
Technical Services Division
Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT)

Mr. Hasmadi Hassan
Head
Investigation and Prosecution Section
Enforcement Division
Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)
Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

Observers (Local Participants)
Mr. Nik Marzukee Nik Ibrahim
Radioactive Waste Management Centre
Technical Services Division
MINT

Mr. Wilfred Paulus
Radioactive Waste Management Centre
Technical Services Division
MINT

Dr. Syed Hakimi Sakuma Syed Ahmad
Special Project Division
MINT

Mr. Khairuddin Mohd Kontol
Special Project Division
MINT

Ms. Nuriati Nurdin
Licensing Division
Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)

Ms. Azizah Umam
Technical Support Division
AELB


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