FNCA2014 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project
September 9-12, 2014
The FNCA 2014 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from September 9 to 12 2014, in Astana, Kazakhstan. This workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and National Nuclear Center of Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC). Fifteen researchers and experts from Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the workshop. The program and list of participants are attached in Annex 1 and Annex 2, respectively.
On the first day, member countries gave a country report on nuclear/radiological emergency preparedness and response detailing regulatory framework, zonation, emergency classification, on-site and off-site response, and local government preparedness, training and education personnel and radiation monitoring plan. The brief summary of each report is attached in Annex 3. Participants then discussed on framework of Consolidated Report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response.
The 2014 RS&RWM Workshop
On the second day, participants had a discussion on challenges faced by FNCA participating countries in the area of RS&RWM such as 1)radiation safety issues in uranium mining, 2)challenges in RS&RWM in RI facilities/nuclear power plant, 3)plans for NPP introduction, and 4)status and plans for low level waste disposal facilities/long term storage facilities.
An open seminar on Radiation Protection in Nuclear and Radiation Facilities was held at Nazarbayev University on 11 September. The opening remarks were made by Prof. Baigarin Kanat, Director, Institute of Innovative Technologies, Nazarbayev University and Prof. Toshiso Kosako, Nuclear Professional School, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. Four presentations were provided on each topic of radioisotopes application, IAEA safety standard and ICRP recommendation, basics of radiation safety, and FNCA activities and MEXT programs supporting HRD for nuclear energy and radiation utilization in Asian countries. In the afternoon, there were two roundtable discussion on safety management of NORM and safety management of radioactive sources in medical institutions with the participation of Mr.Timur Zhantikin, Deputy Chairman, Committee of Safety in Power and Nuclear Industry. The summaries of the open seminar are attached in Annex 4.
Open Sminar at Nazarbayev University
On the last day, participants discussed future plans for the next three years. There was an agreement that member countries cooperatively work toward the completion of the first draft of the consolidated report on Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response. With the closing remarks from Mr.Sergey Berezin, Deputy Director, National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Prof. Toshiso Kosako, the workshop was officially adjourned.
In the afternoon, A technical visit to Education and Research Complex, Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) was conducted. Participants visited a heavy ion accelerator DC 60 and learned about the activities carried out by the complex.
Education and Research Complex
Institute of Nuclear Physics