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FNCA 2017 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management

Report of
FNCA2017 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

August 1 - 3, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand


Group Photo

The FNCA 2017 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 1st to 3rd August 2017, at Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok, Kasetsart University and the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT). The workshop was jointly organised by the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
Twenty one (21) representatives involved in policymaking, regulatory, operations, and research and development for radiation safety and radioactive waste management from 12 FNCA member countries attended the workshop, namely Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Photo of Prof Kosako
Prof Toshiso Kosako, Project Leader of Japan
Photo of Presentations
Presentations

The participants reported on either: (A) “Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository”; or (B) “Current Status on Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Including Challenges, Problems and Future Plan for the Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository”, in line with the situation in their countries. In addition to the country report, they also gave a presentation on the topics of their most interest.

The open seminar titled “Radiation/Nuclear Applications and Radioactive Waste Management” was held in the Kasetsart University in the morning of 3 August, and it was attended by around 50 participants.A technical visit to the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Science (TINT) was conducted in the afternoon of 3 August. The TINT is located in Ongkharak district, Nakhon-Nayok province, about 70 km away from Bangkok. The participants visited the Gem irradiation facility, radiochemical laboratories, Isotope characterisation laboratories, new radioactive waste storage building and so on. It was a well-received tour and appreciated by all participants.

Dr Yuichi Michikawa, MEXT
Dr Yuichi Michikawa, MEXT
Dr WanwisaSudprasert, Kasetsart University
Dr Wanwisa Sudprasert, Kasetsart University
RW Storage Facility Visit
RW Storage Facility Visit
In front of the RW Storage Facility
In front of the RW Storage Facility


Minutes of
FNCA2017 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

August1 - 3, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand


ⅰ) Date 1-3August 2017
ⅱ) Venue Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok
Kasetsart University
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)
ⅲ) Host Organizations Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
ⅳ) Participants 21 from 12 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).

The FNCA 2017 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 1st to 3rd August 2017, at Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok, Kasetsart University and the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT). The workshop was jointly organised by the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Twenty one (21) representatives involved in policymaking, regulatory, operations, and research and development for radiation safety and radioactive waste management from 12 FNCA member countries attended the workshop, namely Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

[Opening Session]

Dr Pornthep Nisamaneephong, FNCA Coordinator of Thailand, Mr Tomoaki Wada, FNCA Coordinator of Japan and Dr Yuichi Michkawa, MEXT delivered a welcoming speeches . Dr Nisamaneephong emphasized the importance of the nuclear waste management in the FNCA member countries and wished a great success of the workshop. Mr Wada extended his sincere gratitude to TINT for hosting and supporting the workshop. He also wished the project to be of help for the member countries, mentioning the current situation that almost all the member countries are planning to build low level radioactive waste repositories. Dr Michikawa referred to the Joint Communique adopted at the MLM 2016, which was intended to advance the project in order for the member countries to tackle common issues.

[Session I] Introductory Speech at the Start of Phase 6

First, Mr Wada gave a presentation on the new FNCA structures and achievements. In the presentation, he introduced the conclusion of Coordinators Meeting that the project needs to assist the member countries, considering that almost all the member countries are planning to construct low level radioactive waste repository in near future. Next, Prof ToshisoKosako briefly introduced the history of the project and outlines of the new phase that was just launched this year. The Summary of each report is attached in Annex 1.

[Session II] Country Report

Twelve (12) countries reported on either: (A) Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository; or (B) Current Status on Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Including Challenges, Problems and Future Plan for the Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository, in line with the situation in their countries. The summary of the session is attached in Annex 1.

[Session III] Discussion on Framework of Consolidated Report on Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository

Prof Kosako suggested the rough contents of the consolidated report on low level radioactive waste repository. Every country expressed their ideas and it was decided that the decision about the document framework will be made through email exchanges after the workshop has finished. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 1, and discussion summary is attached inAnnex 1 REF.

[Session IV] Special Lecture

Seven (7) countries reported on the topics of their most interest respectively. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 1. For some countries, disposal program are very difficult to implement, especially for some issues related to human resources, political issue, and economical problems. Experiences from Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines in the disposal program are very valuable for another country.

[Session V] Summary

This summary was adopted by the participants. The venue for the next Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management Project will be in Australia, in October or November 2018.

[Closing Session(at the end of Open Seminar)]

With the closing remarks from Ms NanthavanYa-anant, the Project Leader of Thailand and Prof Kosako, the workshop was officially declared close.

[Open Seminar] "Radiation /Nuclear Applications and Radioactive Waste Management":

The Open Seminar titled "Radiation/Nuclear Application and Radioactive Waste Management" was held in the Kasetsart University in the morning of 3 August. The seminar was attended by around 50 participants. First, Prof SupaHannongbua, Dean, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart university, Prof Kosako and Dr Michikawa gave a welcoming speech. Four (4) presentations were delivered by participants from Japan (2), Malaysia (1) and Thailand (1). The summary of the Open Seminar is attached as Annex 2.

[Technical Visit] Thailand Institute of Nuclear Science (TINT)

A technical visit to the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Science (TINT) was conducted in the afternoon of 3 August. The TINT is located in Ongkharak district, Nakhon-Nayok province, about 70 km. away from Bangkok. The visit took the participants to the Gem irradiation facility and then the radiochemical laboratories for a discussion about the techniques particularly around the use of irradiated oligochitosan as plant growth promoters and super water absorbents for dry soils. The Isotope characterisation lab showed us the C-14 measurement laboratory, tritium laboratory and the stable isotope laboratory, showing how precise the measurements that can be achieved. The tour then visited the new DSRS storage facility and radioactive waste treatment facility for Thailand and finished by looking at the mobile incinerator. It was a well-received tour and appreciated by all participants.

Attachment

Annex 1 - Summary of Each Session

Annex 1 REF - Summary of Discussion during the Session 3

Annex 2 - Summary of Open Seminar


Program of
FNCA2017 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

August1 - 3, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand


Day 1 (Tuesday, August1)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
Opening Session
Chair: Dr Pornthep Nisamaneephong, Executive Director of TINT
09:30 – 09:45 Welcoming and Opening Speech
  -  Dr Pornthep Nisamaneephong, FNCA Coordinator of Thailand
  -  Mr Tomoaki Wada, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
  -  Dr Yuichi Michikawa, MEXT
09:45 - 09:55 Self-Introductions of Participants and Agenda Confirmation
09:55 - 10:00 Group Photo
Session 1:Introductory Speech at the Start of Phase 6
(Presentation 10min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Ms Aliya Izbaskhanova (Kazakhstan)
10:00 - 10:15 Outlines and Achievements of FNCA Activities
  -  Mr Tomoaki Wada, FNCA Coordinator of Japan
10:15 - 10:30 Summary of Phase 5 and Introduction of the Phase 6
  -  Prof Toshiso Kosako, Project Leader of Japan
Session 2: Country Report (Choose A or B)
(A) Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository
(B) Current Status on Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Including Challenges, Problems and Future Plan for the Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository
(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
Chair: Ms Doan Thi Thu Hien (Vietnam)
10:50 - 11:15 Australia
11:15 - 11:40 Bangladesh
11:40 - 12:05 China
12:05 - 12:30 Indonesia
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (75 min)
Session 2 Cont.1: Country Report (Choose A or B)
Chair: Ms Batdelger Uranchimeg (Mongolia)
13:45 - 14:10 Japan (Dr Sakamoto)
14:10 - 14:35 Kazakhstan
14:35 - 15:00 Republic of Korea
15:00 - 15:25 Malaysia
15:25 - 15:45 Coffee Break (20 min)
Session 2 Cont.2: Country Report(Choose A or B)
Chair: Ms He Huan (China)
15:45 - 16:10 Mongolia
16:10 - 16:35 Philippines

Welcome Reception Hosted by TINT

Day 2 (Wednesday, August 2)

Session 2 Cont.3: Country Report(Choose A or B)
Chair: Dr Hyunchul Kim (Korea)
09:30 - 09:55 Thailand
09:55 - 10:20 Vietnam
Session 3: Discussion on Framework of Consolidated Report on Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository
(Lead Speech 10min +Discussion 60min)
Chair: Dr M. Moinul Islam (Bangladesh)
10:20 - 10:30 Lead Speech: Proposal of Framework and Concept of the Report (10min)
  -  Prof Toshiso Kosako, Project Leader of Japan
10:30 - 11:30 Discussion (60min)
11:30 - 12:40 Lunch (70 min)
Session 4: Special Lectures
(Speech 15min +QAs 5min)
Chair: Mr Edmundo P. Vargas (Philippines)
12:40 - 13:00 Thailand
13:00 - 13:20 Australia
13:20 - 13:40 Indonesia
13:40 - 14:00 Coffee Break (20 min)
Session 4 Cont.1: Special Lectures
Chair: Mr Moch Romli (Indonesia)
14:00 - 14:20 Japan (Dr Kawamura)
14:20 - 14:40 Republic of Korea
14:40 - 15:00 Malaysia
15:00 - 15:20 Philippines
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break (20 min)
15:40 - 16:40 Inputs from Bangladesh, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Vietnam (40 min)
Session 5: Summary
Chair: Mr Duncan Kemp (Australia)
16:40 - 17:20 Review and Confirmation of Workshop Summary (40min)
Session 6: Outlines of Technical Visit
17:20 - 17:40 Briefing on Technical Visit (20min)
  -  Ms Nanthavan Ya-anant, TINT

Day 3 (Thursday, August3)

Open Seminarat Kasetsart University
“Radiation /Nuclear Applications and Radioactive Waste Management”
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Welcoming Remarks
  -  Prof Supa Hannongbua (Dean, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University)
  -  Prof Toshiso Kosako (the University of Tokyo)
  -  Dr Yuichi Michikawa (MEXT)
09:45 – 10:05 Lecture 1: Outlines of FNCA and HRD Program Implemented by Japanese Government
(Presentation 15min + QAs 5min)
  Speaker: Dr Yuichi Michikawa (MEXT)
10:05 – 10:30 Lecturer 2: Safety Case for Public Concerned in Radioactive Waste Management (FNCA)
(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
  Speaker: Dr Hideki Kawamura (mcm japan)
10:30 – 10:55 Lecturer 3: An Overview of Safe Management of Radioactive Waste in Malaysia (FNCA)
(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
  Speaker: Dr Mohd Abd Wahab Yusof (Nuclear Malaysia)
10:55 – 11:20 Lecturer 4: Detection Methods for Irradiated Foods
(Presentation 20min + QAs 5min)
  Speaker: Dr Wanwisa Sudprasert (Kasetsart University)
11:20 – 11:30 Closing Remarks
  -  Ms Nanthavan Ya-anant (TINT)
  -  Prof Toshiso Kosako (the University of Tokyo)
11:30 – 12:40 Lunch (70 min)
12:40 – 14:10 Move to the TINT, Ongkharak by bust
14:10 – 16:00 Technical Visit in the TINT
RW Storage, Electron beam facility, Gamma irradiation for insect sterilization, and other R&D in Radiochemistry Laboratories

List of Participants
FNCA2017 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

August1 - 3, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand


Australia

Mr Duncan Kemp
Manager,
Waste Management Services,
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

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

Ms He Huan
Engineer,
China National Nuclear Corporation

Indonesia

Mr Moch Romli
Head of Occupational Safety & Radiation Protection Sub Division,
Center for Radioactive Waste Technology (CRWT),
National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN))

Japan

Prof Toshiso Kosako
Professor Emeritus,
The University of Tokyo

Dr Yoshiaki Sakamoto
Senior Principal Engineer,
Sector of Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management,
Radioactive Wastes Disposal Project Center,
Disposal Research and Development Office,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Dr Hideki Kawamura
President,
mcm japan

Mr Tomoaki Wada
FNCA Coordinator of Japan

Dr Yuichi Michikawa
Deputy Director,
International Nuclear and Fusion Affairs Division,
Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Kazakhstan

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

Republic of Korea

Dr Hyuncheol Kim
Senior Researcher,
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Malaysia

Dr MohdAbd Wahab Yusof
Director,
Division of Waste and Environmental Technology,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)

Mongolia

Ms Batdelger Uranchimeg
Senior Officer,
Executive Office of Nuclear Energy Commission

Philippines

Mr Edmundo P. Vargas
Senior Science Research Specialist,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Thailand

Dr Pornthep Nisamaneephong
FNCA Coordinator of Thailand
Executive Director,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Mr Nikom Prasertchiewchan
Manager of Radioactive Waste Management Center,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

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

Ms Archara Phattanasub
Head,
RadioactiveWaste Management Technology Development Section,
Radioactive Waste Management Center,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Mr Virut Kasemtanasak
Nuclear Scientist,
Radioactive Waste Management Section,
Radioactive Waste Management Center,
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Vietnam

Ms Doan Thi Thu Hien
Researcher,
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)

Secretariat

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




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