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FNCA 2011 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management

Report of
FNCA2011 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

December 12 - 15, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh


The FNCA 2011 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from December 12 to 15 2011, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This workshop was co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). Fifteen researchers and experts from ten FNCA member countries, namely Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam delivered presentation related to RS&RWM, followed by discussion.

On the first day, the participants presented their country report consisting of latest information on legislative framework radiation control in nuclear facilities in accordance with draft of consolidated report on radiation safety, compiled in JFY2010. Outline of each country reports is in session summary.

The 2nd day was started with presentation and discussion on Challenges faced by FNCA Participating Countries in the field of Radiation Safety and Waste Repository (Storage)/ Treatment, followed by discussion. Australia, Bangladesh, China, Japan and Mongolia gave a talk on regulatory aspects on RSM, status of regulatory body and workers, and status of low level radioactive waste disposal facilities. In the afternoon, At the afternoon session titled "Lessons Learned from Fukushima and Other Nuclear/Radiation Accidents and Emergency Radiation Monitoring/Emergency Response Plans", Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam gave presentations on emergency response as well as lessons learned from (1) past radiation accident, (2) Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident, and (3) spent fuel crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, followed by Qs and As.

On the 3rd day, participants paid a visit to Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), located in Savar, Bangladesh. They inspected 3MW TRIGA MARK II Reactor (Safety Management), Central Waste Processing and Storage Facility (CWPSF), Tandem Accelerator Facilities, Radio Isotope Production Laboratory (RIPL), Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology and Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory.

   

The 4th day was initiated with Wrap-up Discussion. Participation from the new FNCA member countries, Kazakhstan and Mongolia brought better information exchange and discussion from wider point of view. Participants also agreed that information on Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident and other radiaological accidents were beneficial.


Session Summary of
FNCA2011 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

December 12 - 15, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh



Session I: Country Report Presentation
- Updates on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management/Revision of Consolidated Report on Radiation Safety drafted in 2010 -
All countries in this session have based their radiation protection systems on the IAEA guidelines. As such, much of the material is similar, with small variations. The contents of most of the presentations were likewise similar following this format:
  1. Radiation Safety in Radiation Industry Facilities
     1.1. Legislative Framework, Policy and Structure
     1.2. Radiation Facilities and Radiation sources
     1.3. Education and Training
  2. Status of Radiation Safety Management
     2.1. Radiation Workers
     2.2. Public
     2.3. Radioactive Waste Management Update

1) Australia
Mr. L Dimitrovski began by explaining Australia's fragmented legal framework and the political reality of the environmental parties having a big influence on the development of policy. He spoke of the challenges facing in Australia: how to recycle heavy water for the reactor; expanding Mo-99 production with the decline in world production; building a new synroc plant for waste treatment; and the return of reprocessed spent fuel as Intermediate Level Waste. There is a national education and training scheme for radiation protection, which is being expanded regionally as part of the Regional Security of Radioactive Sources project. ANSTO's emergency preparedness is good, and there have been two recent emergency exercises involving the local officials.

2) Bangladesh
Dr. Islam spoke of the structure of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and how it is both the regulator and the operator. He detailed the activities of the Health Physics and Radioactive Waste Management group, including all the regional and international projects that Bangladesh is involved in. The national radioactive waste policy is being updated and reviewed currently, as Bangladesh would like to have a nuclear power plant (NPP) program. Bangladesh plans to have two 1000 MWe nuclear power plants by 2021. The radioactive waste from these facilities will be treated on site and then transferred to the BAEC and its centralised waste facility until a disposal site is opened. Physical security has been upgraded at all radioactive facilities as part of an international project. There is a national emergency plan which is overseen by the regulator.

3) China
Mr. Zhang spoke of how China has developed a new plan after the Fukushima Daiichi incident. There were four parts:
1. Check the emergency plans and nuclear safety of all radiation facilities;
2. Assess all nuclear power plants under construction for emergency preparedness and nuclear safety;
3. Assess all nuclear facilities for emergency preparedness and nuclear safety;
4. A suspension of new approvals for nuclear power plants until a new plan for radiation safety has been developed.
All tasks are nearly completed.

4) Indonesia
Dr. Syahrir focused on radiation safety, explaining the legal framework and the structure of the regulator. The licensee is responsible for emergency planning, education and training of radiation workers. Future problems in Indonesia are: Orphan sources and scrap metal; Clearance level application; Reuse and recycling of sealed sources; Decommissioning a reactor; and siting a waste disposal facility. A preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) has been developed for siting a nuclear power plant with a view to having a nuclear power program in Indonesia. There have been improvements in emergency preparedness following from exercises, training and documentation reviews within a technical co-operation project with ANSTO (Australia).

5) Japan
Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA reviewed the present state of radiation control in nuclear power plants in Japan. He discussed the system of rules for radioactive waste management and radiation work management. He emphasized the technical specifications of NPP, which specify measures for ensuring safety have to be made prior to operation, and approval shall be obtained from Government. The technical specifications also cover radioactive waste management and radiation management (control). He described the treatment of radioactive gas, liquid and solid wastes from NPP. As electric power companies have discharge control guides 50μSv per year, all plants under normal operation released less than 1% (one hundredth) of the guideline. However, the increasing generation of solid radioactive waste is important problem for us. Environmental monitoring is being carried out in areas surrounding power plants by working with local governments.
Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA discussed radiation work management in a NPP. Radiation workers must go through these procedures to work inside a control area. For the last decade, EPD replaced film badges and TLD. In Japan, whole-body counters are used before starting work at the nuclear facilities, when leaving the nuclear facilities, and periodically while working. After 1990, more than 90% of workers received dose below 5mSv/y. In the radiation management system, a radiation control work permit is needed for start working. A NPP is divided into 3 areas. The controlled areas are classified according to the extent of radiation or contamination.

6) Kazakhstan
Mr. Yuri Aleinikov presented the status of Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management in Kazakhstan. He described the legislative framework and regulatory body in Kazakhstan. The regulatory authority is the Committee of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. He gave the details of R&D on Nuclear Reactor, such as experiment on core melting in Na-coolant for fast reactor, etc. There is the decommissioning project of a nuclear reactor which shut down in 1997. The storage facility of DSRS and solid waste is in place, under the Ministry of Science. He also described on the radioactive waste long term storage, RW casks, the feasibility study on the project radiation protection chamber and long term storage of solid waste and spent fuel treatment.

7) Malaysia
Mr. Nik Marzukee provided and overview on Use of Radiation Sources and Status of Radiation Safety Management. He explained nuclear regulatory system related in Malaysia. Although the major part of the responsibility is under the AELB, the control of radioactive applications in medical purposes is under the jurisdiction of the Director General of Health, Ministry of Health. The records of specialists and workers are under both the AELB and MoH. He added there are approximately 7 providers and 100 radiation safety training courses covering subjects in radiological protection. SSDL-Nuclear Malaysia provides standardisation and calibration. The lab is member of the IAEA/WHO Network of SSDLs.
Mr. Nik Marzukee listed the orders, license conditions, codes of practice, guidelines established under Act 304 and by regulatory directive from the AELB.
He detailed the radioactive waste inventory in Malaysia. He provided an explanation on the radiation management process currently in place in Malaysia in all existing radioactive waste management facilities. He provided information on the radiological emergency planning and response and the education and training for radiation workers within Malaysia. He continued with regard to radiological Protection for workers / Area / Public / Emergency.

8) Mongolia
Ms. N. Oyuntulkhuur gave an overview of RS and RWM in Mongolia. She described the application of nuclear technology in Mongolia, but there is no nuclear power plant in Mongolia. The legislative framework, regulatory body and its functions was given in details. The Nuclear Energy Law was established in 2009. There are 1213 radiation workers, in 163 organizations which deal with radioactivity. The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is the regulatory body. There are several controls regarding to radiological protection from public, such as control of discharge of radioactive waste, control of food stuffs, consumer products, radon, uranium exploration, NORM, materials for recycling, etc.

9) Thailand
Ms. Nanthavan YA-ANANT updated Report on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management in Thailand. In the first part, she described legislative framework and regulatory (Office of Atoms for Peace - OAP) and operator (TINT) organizations. She updated the amount of radioactive material and atomic energy users (OAP,2010) and the courses and curriculum related to radiation safety.
The second part is Status of Radiation Safety Management. She started with Radiation Safety Management in radioisotope Usage, Research Reactor and Radioactive Waste Management, which should follow the licensing system, standards and guidance. The OAP operates and maintains a SSDL for national standard radiation dosimetry and calibration of radiation protection instruments. The Department of Medical Science of Ministry of Health operates a SSDL for radiation dosimetry as National Standard for film-badges and TLD badges. Thailand has two International Monitoring System Stations under the CTBTO and other gamma (dose rate and accumulation) radiation monitoring. She explained the National Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan which covers drills and exercises for radiological and nuclear emergency. On radioactive waste management, she stressed there is only one radioactive waste management center in Thailand which covers collection, transportation, segregation, treatment, conditioning, and storage. She updated the inventory of existing radioactive wastes at TINT (as May 2010).

10) Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Ba Tien provided an update on radiation safety and radioactive waste management in Vietnam. The first NPP will be put in operation in 2020 with capacity of 2000 MW and the second NPP with capacity of 2000 MW will be put in operation in 2021. The Atomic Energy Law comes to enforce on 1st January 2009. In 2008, there are more than 5,300 radiation workers belong to radiation installation and related organizations. Currently the Service monitors approximately 6,000 workers. There are 358 radiation facilities with a 500 kW reactor and a 30 MeV cyclotron. The RWM facilities are in Dalat, for treatment and disposal, and in Hanoi, an interim storage facility. INST in Hanoi operates and maintains a SSDL for national standard radiation dosimetry and calibration of radiation protection instruments. INST follows intercomparison and international supports in SSDL.
In the Status of Radiation Safety Management, Mr. Nguyen Ba Tien listed Vietnam standards on radiation safety. Regarding site selection for Low Level Radwaste Central Facility, only the coastal region of south-central Vietnam might be considered as relevant and the most suitable region for a national near surface disposal facility of low and intermediate levels radioactive wastes.

Session II: Discussion on Challenges faced by FNCA Participating Countries
- Radiation Safety and Waste Repository(Storage)/Treatment -

1) Australia
Mr. Duncan Kemp gave the presentation on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Issues. The contents covered on legacy radioactive waste disposal-near surface burial at ANSTO and the disposal site today. He discussed flammable radioactive chemical waste, the ANSTO RWM developments of a nuclear material store, delay and decay storage facility, as well as the information on decommissioning of ANSTO's research reactors and the legacy contaminated site remediation.

2) Bangladesh
Dr. Satyajit GHOSE presented the Regulatory Aspects on Radioactive Waste in Bangladesh. He gave the information on the legislative framework, regulatory body, and regulatory control process. He described on the organization of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). He also gave the information on Draft BAEC Act 2011 and the licensing process system for the possession of radioactive material, nuclear material, nuclear reactor, and nuclear installations. Finally, he gave the information on the Centralized Waste Processing and Storage Facility (CWPSF) and the radioactive waste management activities in Bangladesh.

3) China
Mr. Jun ZHANG presented the Challenges Faced on Radiation Safety and Waste Treatment in China. He focused on the high level waste management and its challenges. The main points are: the high cost; the human resource development; more training of workers and number of workers; the complete regulations including operational guides, emergency preparedness/response; as well as needing more research.

4) Japan
Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA presented on the Post Earthquake Impact on Fukushima 1 and Tokai and LLW Disposal in Japan. He described the plant status of Fukushima 1 and an outline of the events. He gave information on the situation before and after the earthquake, the chronology, the loss and recovery of coolant functions. He mentioned the influence on the environment from the release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere from fallout and the atmospheric dose rate distribution, the Cs-137/134 concentration distribution in the Fukushim-1 circumference area. Information on the impact to the Tokai site was given. Mr. Nakamura mentioned the low level waste disposal methodology in Japan, RW Classification and the JNFL experience on relatively low level radioactive waste (L2) operation in Rokkasho. The JNFL investigation and plan for relatively high radioactive waste (L1) and the very low level waste (L3) arising from the decommissioning of Tokai 1 and its onsite disposal plan (near surface disposal without engineered barriers) were explained.

5) Mongolia
Ms. N. Oyuntulkhuur introduced current status of RWM. The Isotope Centre of NEA established in 1987. The Isotope Center which is located about 20 km from Ulaanbaatar, is responsible for the safe storage of radioactive material, radiation sources and radioactive wastes. The Isotope Centre has a long term waste storage facility which providing radiation protection technical service in Mongolia. There is the centralized storage of RW at the Isotope Center, NEA. Currently it is no problem with DSRS but the problems are new phosphate, oil, gas and uranium industry. The inventory of DSRS is in place. The security system at Isotope Center included and upgrade to the physical protection.
Challenges are remaining on finalizing and approval of waste safety regulations, establishment of waste management program, upgrading of waste storage facility, import of radiation sources with contract return to the supplier, and conditioning some spent sealed sources (Ra-226, Pu-Be, Am-241 etc.) in the Isotope Centre.

Session III: Discussion on Lessons Learned from Fukushima and Other Nuclear/Radiation Accidents and Emergency Radiation Monitoring/Emergency Response Plans
After opening address from Professor Kosako, six presentations were delivered in this session by the member states (Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Malaysia) of FNCA.

1) Thailand
Ms. YA-ANANT Nanthavan presented her country experiences with radiological accident and incidents. She addressed the radiological Co-60 (400 Ci) accident at Samutprakarn province in the year 2000 and the other radiological incidents about two radioactive sealed sources were found at the scrap metal shops in Chaengsao and Saraburi provinces recently. She described that the lessons were learned from the radiological accidents by users and regulators, and how this lesson can be solved and shared for the public awareness and education. She also presented the national emergency preparedness and response plan as well as the stakeholder involvement.

2) Japan
Prof. Kosako shared his past and present experiences and country scenario after the Fukushima accident. He addressed several issues related to Fukushima and Chernobyl accident in the period of July, 1986 and March, 2011, such as dose level in respect to ICRP, 2011, contamination level in food stuffs and environmental samples, etc. He presented world-wide accidents during the period of 1945 to 2001, with approximately 134 people dead from these accidents and 2000 received maximum amount of radiation dose within the period. He presented some pictures regarding the release pattern and contamination of radionuclides after this accident and how the Japanese Govt. mitigated the emergency situation. He also reported different monitoring systems and computer tools used. He described the SPEEDI tools to assess the radiological consequences of releases from the plant. He also mentioned the available radiation monitoring system and emergency response plan in Japan.

3) Indonesia
Dr. Syahrir addressed the radiation monitoring system and radiological emergency response plan and preparedness system in his country. He also made some comments on the strengthening of existing infrastructure for emergency situations. Concerning Indonesia environmental supervision on Fukushima Accident, he mentioned continuous ambient radiation, soil and grass samples, fish, shellfish, sediment, planes, ships as well as voluntary contamination checks.
As lessons learned from Fukushima Accident, he emphasized development of long term protective actions as well as establishment of regional environmental monitoring networking.

4) Malaysia
Mr. Nik Marzukee presented his country status after the Fukushima accident. He mentioned about the National Directive, National Radiological Emergency Response Centre which monitors the situation and the Environmental Radiation Monitoring System (ERMS) at 6 locations within the country which transmitted data 24/7 to the central control at AELB. He also mentioned about monitoring done at international entry points and samplings at various location for analysis and about the analysis done on various product from Japan. Coordination between various agencies, trained personnel and adequate equipments is essential during this situation. Overall the measures taken were able to allay public fears and concern on safety as a consequence to the Fukushima accident.

5) Vietnam
Dr.NGUYEN Ba Tien delivered his presentation on "Lesson learned of spent fuel crisis". He reported different issues related to spent fuel interim storage facility. Safety assessments should be considered for the establishment of spent fuel storage facility. He indicated the Russian and Japanese need to clarify the safety systems for spent fuel storage facility for the new NPP Vietnam will build. According to his analysis he mentioned that if the water level decreased from the top of the fuel assembles, oxidation of zirconium cladding can occurs. This oxidation can generate hydrogen gas that can be a serious problem for spent fuel storage facility. He made some comments in his report.

The entire participant participated in this session and made their comments and suggestions on this topic that are furnished below:

General outcomes from the session:
 •  To develop a regional environmental monitoring network system
 •  To develop regional public information systems through the internet (e-system)
 •  Human resource development for emergency preparedness
 •  Strengthening the monitoring system for clean-up and recovery
 •  To develop proper management systems for emergency situations
 •  To consider the safety assessment report for spent fuel interim storage facility
 •  To develop appropriate regulations
 •  To develop MoU(memorandum of understanding) with other countries
 •  To develop clean-up or recovery system for an emergency situation

Session IV: Technical Tour
- Case Study of Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) -
Participants visited the Atomic Energy Research 3MW TRIGA MARK II Reactor (Safety Management), CWPSF (Central Waste Processing and Storage Facility), Tandem Accelerator Facilities, RIPL(Radio Isotope Production Laboratory), Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology and Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory.

Session V: Technical Discussion
- For further improvement of the nuclear facilities in FNCA countries -

Review and Exchanging Opinion for Further Improvement of AERE Facilities
Participants exchanged their impressions and opinions.

Australia:
A good facility - further improvement could be made with proper signage an information related to dose rates and radionuclides and proper characterization.
The facilities were impressive, especially related to radioisotope facilities and RWM facilities in terms of their function and activities.

Bangladesh:
Good remark from the participants, especially on safety and human resource development. It should also be considered to benchmark with international standards and best practice.

China:
In future, maybe public information on activities would be useful as well as manpower capacity.

Indonesia:
The facility is impressive as it is mostly developed by local personnel. Further improvement of safety and safety culture is equally important in promoting future activities.

Japan:
Three main issues are highlighted; promotion of activities, safety and human resource development. There is a need to look into possibility of regional collaborative work and also IAEA support. Early discussion on safety is a necessity, apart from promotion of nuclear and RWM activities. This would be important in preparation or mitigation of any incident or accident. Top management should be aware of the importance of human capital development for future planning and implementation of activities.
Comments are related to improvement in availability of notification or signage related to dose rates at different areas of the centralized facility.

Kazakhstan:
In Kazakhstan, issues related to RWM and Radiation Safety is very important concern public and authority. Overall, the facilities at AERE give a good impression.

Malaysia:
The facilities seem to fit their purpose and functions in terms of predisposal activities related to RWM and for radioisotope production and quality control. Characterization of waste packages is also an important part of RWM management activities. Agrees that human capital development is a continuous process to enhance capacity of personnel.

Mongolia:
The centralized management facility is good and allows for many different activities to be done under one facility. The preparation of consolidated report for Mongolia is still ongoing.

Thailand:
The facilities are impressive, especially related to radioisotope facility involving production and quality control of I-131 and Tc-99m. The centralized RWM facility is equally impressive; having many related RWM activities that can be done in one facility.

Vietnam:
The impression is of a good facility and planning. There is much to learn from the Bangladesh experience and a good preparation for future activities.

Session VI: Wrap-up Discussion - Summary of Workshop and Future Proposals -
All sessions were reviewed and the participants agreed that information sharing through this workshop was beneficial and fruitful. Information was exchanged with new member countries, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, bringing wider points of view. It was also stressed that sharing lessons learned from Fukushima and other nuclear accidents were meaningful and would contribute to further improvements in safety assurance in each country.

The future steps and schedule for the project activities in 2011 - 2012 were discussed. Participants agreed to keep the report updated by providing new information from time to time, and work together toward completion of its 2nd edition, which is scheduled to be released during this phase (2011 - 2013). Drafted Reports from Kazakhstan and Mongolia would be reflected to the existing report and uploaded on the FNCA website by the end of March in 2012.
For the venue for the next workshop, Kazakhstan was selected as the preferred candidate, followed by Mongolia and the Philippines. The workshop minutes were drafted and agreed by all the participants, and will be reported at the 13th Coordinators Meeting to be held in March 2012, in Japan.


Minutes of
FNCA2011 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

December 12 - 15, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh



1) Outline of Workshop
 
i) Date: 12 - 15 December, 2011
ii) Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh
iii) Host Organizations: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
iv) Participants: 15 from 10 countries, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam
v) Program: Annex 1

2) Program
The FNCA 2011 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from December 12th to 15th 2011, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This workshop was co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC).
Fifteen representatives from ten FNCA member countries involved in policy making, regulation, operations and R&D on radiation safety and radioactive waste management attended the workshop including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam. The agenda for the meeting is attached as Annex 1.

[ Opening Session ]
Mr. Abu Sayeed Mohammad FIROZ, Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, gave the welcome speech. He hoped that this workshop would help to strengthen the existing technologies and enhance the cooperation between the FNCA countries. This workshop was officially opened with opening remarks from Prof. Toshiso Kosako, University of Tokyo, Japan's project leader and Dr.M.Moinul Islam, FNCA project leader of RSRWM, Bangladesh. The participants introduced themselves and welcomed new FNCA members from Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The list of participants at the workshop is attached as Annex 2.

[ Session I ] Country Report Presentation
- Updates on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management / Revision of Consolidated Report on Radiation Safety drafted in 2010 -
Ten country reports were presented, detailing new information for the FNCA consolidated report drafted in 2010 as well as updates on RS&RWM in their countries. The brief summary of each report is attached in Annex 3.

[ Session II ] Discussion on Challenges faced by FNCA Participating Countries
- Radiation Safety and Waste Repository (Storage)/ Treatment -
Mr. Duncan Kemp, Group Leader, Low Level Waste, Nuclear Operations (Waste Operations), Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), delivered a presentation on radiation safety and radioactive waste management issues in Australia. Dr. Satyajit Ghose, Head, Nuclear Safety Section,, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), spoke of the Regulatory Aspects on Radioactive Waste Management. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and how it is both the regulator and the operator. Mr. Zhang Jun, Director of Division of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) gave a talk on challenges faced on radiation safety and waste treatment. Mr. Yasushi Nakamura, Assistant Manager, Radiation Safety and Environmental Management Group, Plant Management Department, The Japan Atomic Power Company, explained post earthquake impact on Fukushima 1 and Tokai LLW disposal in Japan. Ms. Navaangalsan OyuntulkhuurHead, Radiation Regulatory Department, Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Authority, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), introduced the current status of radioactive waste management in Mongolia.

[ Session III ] Discussion on Lessons Learned from Fukushima and Other Nuclear/Radiation Accidents and Emergency Radiation Monitoring/Emergency Response Plans
Ms. Ya-anant Nanthavan, Head of Radioactive Waste Management Section, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT), delivered a presentation on lessons learned from radiological accidents in Thailand and emergency preparedness & response in Thailand. Prof. Toshiso Kosako Professor, Nuclear Professional School, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, explained Radiation Effect after Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Dr. Syahrir, Head, Radiation Safety and Environment Division, Radioactive Waste Technology Center, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), gave a talk on lesson learned from Fukushima and other nuclear/radiation accidents. Mr. Nik Marzukee Bin Nik Ibrahim, Senior Research Officer, Waste & Environmental Technology Centre, Waste and Environmental Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia), delivered a presentation on Malaysian response and lessons learned from Fukushima accident. Finally, Dr. NGUYEN Ba Tien, Director of Center for RWM and Environment, Institute for Technology of Radioactive and Rare Elements (ITRRE), Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) made a presentation on the lessons learned from spent fuel crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP. Each presentation was followed by a discussion on the key points raised.

[ Session IV ] Technical Tour - Case Study of Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) -
Participants visited the Atomic Energy Research 3MW TRIGA MARK II Reactor (Safety Management), Central Waste Processing and Storage Facility (CWPSF), Tandem Accelerator Facilities, Radio Isotope Production Laboratory (RIPL), Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology and Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory.

[ Session V ] Technical Discussion
- For further improvement of the nuclear facilities in FNCA countries -
Comments were made by member countries on improvements they could recommend to Bangladesh, and also the improvements that they could make having seen the Bangladesh facilities. There were discussions about interagency co-operation between FNCA, IAEA, recruitment and training of staff with the development in the nuclear power within the region. There was a focus on safety improvements necessary.

[ Session VI ] Wrap-up Discussion - Summary of Workshop and Future Proposals -
All sessions were reviewed and the participants agreed that information sharing through this workshop was beneficial and fruitful. Information was exchanged with new member countries, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, bringing wider points of view. It was also stressed that sharing lessons learned from Fukushima and other nuclear accidents were meaningful and would contribute to further improvements in safety assurance in each country.
The future steps and schedule for the project activities in 2011-2012 were discussed. Participants agreed to keep the report updated by providing new information from time to time, and work together toward completion of its 2nd edition, which is scheduled to be released during this phase (2011-2013). Drafted Reports from Kazakhstan and Mongolia would be reflected to the existing report and uploaded on the FNCA website by the end of March in 2012.
The venue for the next workshop, Kazakhstan was selected as the preferred candidate, followed by Mongolia and the Philippines. The summary for each session is attached as Annex 3. The workshop minutes were drafted and agreed by all the participants, and will be reported at the 13th Coordinators Meeting to be held in March 2012, in Japan.

Attachments
   Annex 1: Program
   Annex 2: List of Participants
   Annex 3: Summary of Each Session


Program of
FNCA2011 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

December 12 - 15, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh



Sunday 11 December 2011
Overseas participants arrive at Hazrat Shah Jalal International airport and move to the hotel by Taxi arranged by Hotel BRAC Centre Inn. It is approximately 40 minutes from Airport to Hotel BRAC Centre Inn. Hotel BRAC Centre Inn is located at the edge of Gulshan lake MohaKhali, Dhaka, Tel: 880-2-9886683, 01911593891(M) and web Address: www.bracinn.com.
 
Monday 12 December 2011
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
  BAEC Staff
09:00 - 09:30 Opening Ceremony
Opening Session
09:30 - 09:45 Welcoming Speech from BAEC
09:45 - 10:00 Opening Address from PL of Japan
  Prof.Toshiso Kosako
10:00 - 10:30 Group Photo / Coffee Break
Session I: Country Report Presentation
- Updates on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management / Revision of Consolidated Report on Radiation Safety drafted in 2010 -
(Presentation 15 minutes + Q & A 5 minutes)
Co-Chair: Ms. Editha Antonino MARCELO (Philippines), Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA (Japan)
10:30 - 10:50 (1) Australia
  Mr. Lubi DIMITROVSKI / Mr. Duncan Kemp
10:50 - 11:10 (2) Bangladesh
  Dr. M. Moinul Islam
11:10 - 11:30 (3) China
  Mr. ZHANG Jun
11:30 - 11:50 (4) Indonesia
  Dr. Syahrir
11:50 - 12:10 (5) Kazakhstan
  Mr. Aleinikov Yuri
12:10 - 13:30 Lunch Break
Session I: Country Report Presentation (Cont.)
- Updates on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management / Revision of Consolidated Report on Radiation Safety drafted in 2010 -
(Presentation:15 minutes + Q & A:5 minutes)
Co-Chair: Dr. Shahrir (Indonesia), Mr. ZHANG Jun (China)
13:30 - 13:50 (6) Malaysia
  Mr. Nik Marzukee Bin Nik Ibrahim
13:50 - 14:10 (7) Mongolia
  Ms. Oyuntulkhuur NAVAANGALSAN
14:10 - 14:30 (8) Philippines
  Ms. Editha Antonino MARCELO
14:30 - 14:50 (9) Thailand
  Ms. YA-ANANT Nanthavan
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 - 15:30 (10) Viet Nam
  Dr. Nguyen Ba Tien
15:30 - 16:10 (11) Japan (Presentation:30mins Q&As: 10mins )
  Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA
16:10 - 17:00 Free Discussion
18:30 Opening Party
 
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Session II: Discussion on Challenges faced by FNCA Participating Countries
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(Presentation: 15 minutes + Discussion: 10 minutes)
Co-Chair: Ms. YA-ANANT Nanthavan (Thailand), Mr. Aleinikov Yuri (Kazakhstan)
08:45 - 09:10 Presentation 1: Australia
  Mr. Lubi DIMITROVSKI / Mr. Duncan Kemp
Discussion
09:10 - 09:35 Presentation 2: Bangladesh
  Dr. S.Ghose
Regulatory Aspects on Radioactive Waste Management
Discussion
09:35 - 10:00 Presentation 3: China
  Mr. ZHANG Jun
Discussion
10:00 - 10:25 Presentation 4: Japan
  Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA
Discussion
10:25 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:05 Presentation 5: Philippines
  Ms. Editha Antonino MARCELO
Discussion
11:05 - 11:30 Presentation 6: Mongolia
  Ms. N.Oyuntulkhuur
Discussion
11:30 - 11:45 Chair Person's Summary
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Break
Session III: Open Seminar
- Lessons Learned from Fukushima and Other Nuclear/Radiation Accidents and Emergency Radiation Monitoring/Emergency Response Plan -
(Presentation: 20 minutes + Qs & As: 10 minutes)
MC: Dr. S.Ghose (Bangladesh)
12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:15 Opening Address
  BAEC / Prof. Kosako
13:15 - 13:45 Lecture 1: Thailand
  Ms. YA-ANANT Nanthavan
Q and A
13:45 - 14:30 Lecture 2: Japan (45mins)
  Prof. Toshiso KOSAKO
Q and A
14:30 - 15:00 Lecture 3: Indonesia
  Dr. Syahrir
Q and A
15:00 - 15:20 Break / Poster Session
15:20 - 15:50 Lecture 4: Malaysia
  Mr. Nik Marzukee Bin Nik Ibrahim
Q and A
15:50 - 16:20 Lecture 5: Vietnam
  Dr. NGUYEN Ba Tien
Q and A
16:20 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
19:00 - 21:30 Reception Party Hosted by BAEC
 
Wednesday 14 December 2011
08:00 Leave Hotel for Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE)
Technical Tour
- Case Study of Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) -
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction of Radiation Safety in AERE Facilities
  All
10:30 - 13:00 Inspect 3MW TRIGA MARK II Reactor (Safety Management), CWPSF (Central waste Processing and Storage Facility), Tandem Accelerator Facilities, RIPL(Radio Isotope Production Laboratory), Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology etc
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Session IV: Technical Discussion
- For further improvement of the nuclear facilities in FNCA countries -
Co-Chair: Mr. Lubi DIMITROVSKI (Australia), Ms. N.Oyuntulkhuur (Mongolia)
14:00 - 15:30 Review and Exchanging Opinion for Further Improvement of AERE facilities
  All
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Exchanging Opinion for Further Improvement of Nuclear Facilities in FNCA Countries
  All
18:30 Return to Hotel
NB: Travel time from Dhaka to AERE Savar approximately 1 hr 30 minutes to 2hrs, depends on traffic
 
Thursday 15 December 2011
Session V: Wrap-up Discussion
- Summary of Workshop and Proposals for 2012 -
Co-Chair: Mr. Nik Marzukee Bin Nik Ibrahim (Malaysia), Dr. NGUYEN Ba Tien (Vietnam)
09:00 - 10:00 Lead Speech: Summary of Workshop Discussion
  Dr. Moinul Islam, Prof. Toshiso KOSAKO
Discussion
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00 Lead Speech: Schedule and Proposals for 2012
Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 Meeting Minutes Drafting
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Meeting Minutes Adoption
Session VI: Closing
14:30 - 14:45 Closing Remarks


List of Participants
FNCA2011 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

December 12 - 15, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Australia

Mr. Lubi DIMITROVSKI
Manager Waste Operations,
Nuclear Operations/Waste Operations,
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Mr. Duncan Stewart KEMP
Group Leader,
Low Level Waste, Nuclear Operations / Waste Operations,
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Bangladesh

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

Mr. Md. Abdus Salam
Director and Chief Engineer,
Reactor Operation and Maintenance Unit (ROMU),
Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE),
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)

Dr. Satyajit GHOSE
Principal Scientific Officer,
Nuclear Safety & Radiation Control Division,
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)

China

Mr. ZHANG Jun
Director of Division of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection,
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

Indonesia

Dr. Syahrir
Head, Radiation Safety and Environment Division,
Radioactive Waste Technology Center,
National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN)

Japan

Prof. Toshiso KOSAKO
Professor, Nuclear Professional School,
Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

Mr. Yasushi NAKAMURA
Assistant Manager,
Radiation Safety and Environmental Management Gr., Plant Management Dep.,
The Japan Atomic Power Company

Ms. Emi IMAIZUMI
International Affairs Department,
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)

Kazakhstan

Mr. Yuriy ALEINIKOV
Head of Laboratory,
Department of Reactor Research,
Institute of Atomic Energy,
National Nuclear Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Malaysia

Mr. Nik Marzukee Bin NIK IBRAHIM
Senior Research Officer,
Waste & Environmental Technology Division / WasTec,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)

Mongolia

Ms.Oyuntulkhuur NAVAANGALSAN
Head,
Radiation Regulatory Department,
Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Authority,
Nuclear Energy Agency

Thailand

Ms. Nanthavan YA-ANANT
Head of Radioactive Waste Management Section,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Vietnam

Dr. NGUYEN Ba Tien
Director of Center for RWM and Environment,
Institute for Technology of Radioactive and Rare Elements (ITRRE),
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)




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