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FNCA 2018 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management

Report of
FNCA2018 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

17 - 19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia


Group Photo

The FNCA 2018 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 17th to 19th October 2018, at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The workshop was jointly organised by the ANSTO and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan

Twenty five (25) 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.

On the first day, Ms Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, Group Executive Nuclear Operations of ANSTO, and Mr Tomoaki Wada, FNCA Coordinator of Japan delivered a welcoming speech. Following the opening session, the participants reported on Low-level Radioactive Waste Repository including challenges, problems and future plan, in line with the situation in their countries. The summary of the speeches is attached in Annex 3.

On the second day, three participants presented on more specific themes regarding the low level radioactive waste repository in their country. Following the presentations, the participants got into discussion on the consolidated report. After the discussion, two participants reported on their experience in the Public Acceptance (PA) of radioactive waste. The summary of the speeches is attached in Annex 3.

On the last day, an open seminar and technical visit was conducted at ANSTO.

Photo of the Group Discussion
Group Discussion
Photo of the Open Seminar
Open Seminar at ANSTO
Photo of the ANSTO Technical Tour
Technical Visit at ANSTO waste precinct


Minutes of
FNCA2018 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

17-19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia


ⅰ) Date 17-19 October 2018
ⅱ) Venue Adina Apartment Hotel
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
ⅲ) Host Organizations Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
ⅳ) Participants 25 from 12 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). Listed in the List of Participants.

The FNCA 2018 Workshop on Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) was held from 17th to 19th October 2018, at Adina Apartment Hotel and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The workshop was jointly organised by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Twenty five (25) 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.

[Session 1] Opening

Ms Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, Group Executive Nuclear Operations of ANSTO, and Mr Tomoaki Wada, FNCA Coordinator of Japan delivered a welcoming speech. Ms Naidoo-Ameglio mentioned the importance of the nuclear waste management in Australia. Mr Wada welcomed all the participants from FNCA member countries, and expressed his deep gratitude to Mr Peter McGlinn, FNCA Coordinator of Australia, who has made significant contributions to FNCA for many years.

[Session 2] Introduction

First, Mr Wada gave a presentation on the FNCA Achievements in 2017 and 2018 and introduced some nuclear training programmes operated and funded by the Japanese government. During the presentation, he mentioned that the Australian team of the Research Reactor Network project won the FNCA Best Research Team Award 2017. Next, Mr Peter McGlinn, FNCA Coordinator of Australia presented on the Australia's achievements in FNCA activities. In his presentation, he introduced ANSTO's facilities as the landmark infrastructures of Australian Science, and some outcomes from the FNCA project led by Australia. Finally, Prof Toshiso Kosako, Project Leader of Japan reported the overview of the project, in which he explained about the consolidated report to be discussed during the workshop. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 3.

[Session 3] Country Report

Twelve (12) countries reported their progress, challenges, problems and future plan for the low-level radioactive waste repository. The summary of each report is attached in Annex 3.

[Session 4] Group Discussion on Consolidated Report (General Section)

First, Prof Kosako gave a brief explanation on the concept of the report and theme of discussion. Next, Dr Hyuncheol Kim, KAERI, reported on the experience of LLRW repository in the Republic of Korea. He introduced their experience in Gyungju as a depository site, and their plans of the on-site measurement system designed for decommissioning of NPP, which includes preparation lab, separation lab and analysis lab. Dr Norasalwa Binti Zakaria, Nuclear Malaysia presented on their experience of borehole in Malaysia, in which she introduced the prospective site, features of planned borehole, timelines of the project, site selection procedures and safety assessment. Mr Yevgeniy Tur, NNC of the Republic of Kazakhstan talked about their experience of LLRW management in Kazakhstan. He focused on the management of radioactive waste from uranium mining and processing, petroleum refining, and nuclear explosion in the test site. The summary of the speeches is attached in Annex 3.
The participants discuss on the country specific part of the consolidated report.

[Session 5] Group Discussion on Consolidated Report (Specific Section)

The participants discuss on the country specific part of the consolidated report. The summary of group discussion is attached in Annex 3.

[Session 6] Public Acceptance of Radioactive Waste

Ms Nanthavan Ya-anant and Dr Haruyuki Ogino gave a presentation on the public acceptance of radioactive waste. Following the presentations, the participants reported the situation of PA in each county. The summary of the speeches is attached in Annex 3.

[Session 7] Summary

With the closing remarks from Prof Toshiso Kosako and Ms Lynn Tan, the Project Leader of Australia, the workshop was officially declared close.

[Open Seminar]

The Open Seminar was held in the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in the morning of 19 October. The seminar was attended by around 50 participants. Seven (7) presentations were delivered by participants from Australia (5) snd Japan (2).

[Technical Visit] Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

A technical visit to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) was conducted in the afternoon of 19 October.

 


Program of
FNCA2018 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

17 - 19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia


Day 1 (Wednesday, October 17)

09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30 Session 1: Opening
Facilitator: Ms Lynn Tan (Project Leader of Australia)
 1) Welcoming Remarks - Ms Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio (3 min)
 2) Opening Remarks - Mr Tomoaki Wada (3 min)
 3) Introduction of Participants (3 min)
 4) Group Photo (3 min)
09:30 - 10:30 Session 2: Introduction
(Presentation 15 min + Q&A 5 min)
Facilitator: Dr Pham Quang Minh (Vietnam)
 1) FNCA Achievements 2017-2018 - Mr Tomoaki Wada
 2) Australia's Achievements in FNCA Projects - Mr Peter McGlinn
 3) Project Overview and Goal - Prof Toshiso Kosako, Japan
10:30 - 10:50 Morning Tea (20 min)
10:50 - 12:05 Session 3: Country Report
(Presentation 20 min + Q&A 5 min)
Facilitator: Mr Sucipta (Indonesia)
 1) Australia
 2) Bangladesh
 3) China
12:05 - 13:15 Lunch (70 min)
12:50 - 14:30 Session 3: Cont'd
(Presentation 20 min + Q&A 5 min)
Facilitator: Ms Kristine Marie Dacallo Romallosa (the Philippines)
 4) Indonesia
 5) Japan (Mr Saito)
 6) Kazakhstan
 7) Republic of Korea
14:30 - 14:50 Afternoon Tea (20 min)
14:50 - 16:55 Session 3: Cont'd
(Presentation 20 min + Q&A 5 min)
Facilitator: Ms Ariunsaikhan Ishjamts (Mongolia)
 8) Malaysia
 9) Mongolia
 10) Philippines
 11) Thailand
 12) Vietnam
18:00 - 20:00 Welcoming Dinner Hosted by ANSTO

Day 2 (Thursday, October 18)

09:15 - 09:30 Session 4: Group Discussion on Consolidated Report (General Section)
Facilitator: Dr M Moinul Islam (Bangladesh)
 1) Leading Speech - Prof Toshiso Kosako (5 min)
 2) Korea's Experience of LLRW Repository Design - Dr Hyuncheol Kim (10 min)
 3) Malaysia's Experience of Borehole - Dr Norasalwa Binti Zakaria (10 min)
 4) Kazakhstan's Experience of LLRW Management - Mr Yevgeniy Tur (10 min)
 5) Q and A (10 min)
 6) Discussion (60 min)
   *Discussion will be facilitated by each leading country.
   *Countries written in bold type is a leading country of the group
   Japan/Korea/Mongolia/Philippines
   Australia/China/Thailand/Vietnam
   Malaysia/Bangladesh/Indonesia/Kazakhstan
10:45 - 11:05 Morning Tea (20 min)
11:05 - 12:05 Session 5: Group Discussion on Consolidated Report (Specific Section)
 1) Discussion (60 min)
   *Discussion will be facilitated by each leading country.
   *Countries written in bold type is a leading country of the group
   Japan/Korea/Mongolia/Philippines
   Australia/China/Thailand/Vietnam
   Kazakhstan/Bangladesh/Indonesia/ Malaysia
12:05 - 13:15 Lunch (70 min)
13:15 - 14:45 Session 6: Public Acceptance of Radioactive Waste
Facilitator: Mr Sucipta (Indonesia)
 1) Thailand - Ms Nanthavan Ya-anant (20 min)
 2) Japan - Dr Haruyuki Ogino (20 min)
 3) 5 minutes summary of PA from each country
14:45 - 15:05 Afternoon Tea (20 min)
15:05 - 15:55 4) Discussion (50 min)
 Facilitator: Mr Sucipta (Indonesia)
15:55 - 16:25 Session 7 : Summary (30 min)
Facilitator: Ms Lynn Tan (Australia) + Secretariat
16:25 - 16:35 Session 8: Closing
 1) Closing Remarks - Prof Toshiso Kosako
 2) Closing Remarks - Ms Lynn Tan

Day 3 (Friday, October 19)

09:30 - 09:50 Refreshments
09:50 - 10:00 Introduction
10:00 - 10:10 Introduction of FNCA - Ms Nao Yokoi (MEXT) (Presentation 10 min)
10:10 - 13:00 Title of Talks
(Presentation 20 min + Q&A 5 min)
 1) Development of the National Radioactive Waste Policy and National Radioactive Waste Framework - Mr Steve McIntosh
 2) Australia's Regulation of a National Disposal Facility --Cancelled
 3) Design of the National Radioactive Waste Facility - Mr Shane Harrison
 4) Development of Waste Acceptance Criteria for Radioactive Waste Disposal - Dr Kapila Fernando
 5) Community Consultation and Public Acceptance - Mr Hefin Griffiths
 6) Summary of Session 6 (PA in FNCA Countries) / Prof Toshiso Kosako
13:00 - 14:00 Working Lunch and Dialogue with Speakers
14:00 - 14:30 Security Clearance
14:30 - 16:00 Technical Visit to Waste Precinct, ANSTO
16:00 - 17:00 Return to Hotel

List of Participants
FNCA2018 Workshop on
Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (RS&RWM) Project

17-19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia


Australia

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

Ms Lynn Tan
Project Transition Leader
Nuclear Operations
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Ms Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio
Group Executive. Nuclear Operations
Nuclear Operations
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Mr Peter McGlinn
Senior Adviser
International Affairs
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Ms Megan Tracey
International Liaison Officer
Office of the CEO
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Mr Steven McIntosh
Senior Manager
Government and International Affairs
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Mr Samir Sakar
Director, National Codes & Standards
Regulatory Services
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Dr Kapila Fernando
Manager, Nuclear Waste Solutions
Nuclear Waste Solutions
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Mr Hefin Griffiths
Head of Nuclear Services & Chief Nuclear Officer
Office of the CEO
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Bangladesh

Dr M. Moinul Islam
Chief Scientific Officer,
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission

China

Prof Hongxiang An
Division Head,
China Institute for Radiation Protection

Indonesia

Mr Sucipta
Senior Researcher,
Center of Radioactive Waste Technology,
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Japan

Mr Tomoaki Wada
FNCA Coordinator of Japan

Ms Nao Yokoi
Unit Chief,
International Nuclear and Fusion Affairs Division,
Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Prof Toshiso Kosako
Professor Emeritus,
The University of Tokyo

Mr Tatsuo Saito
Assistant Principal Researcher,
Sector of Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management,
Radioactive Wastes Disposal Project Center,
Disposal Research and Development Office,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Dr Haruyuki Ogino
Research Scientist,
Radiation Safety Research Center,
Nuclear Technology Research Laboratory,
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)

Kazakhstan

Mr Yevgeniy Tur
Senior Engineer,
National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Republic of Korea

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

Malaysia

Dr Norasalwa Binti Zakaria
Unit Manager,
Malaysian Nuclear Agency

Mongolia

Ms Ariunsaikhan Ishjamts
State Inspector on Nuclear and Radiation Safety,
General Agency for Specialized Inspection of Mongolia

Philippines

Ms Kristine Marie Dacallo Romallosa
Officer-in-Charge,
Radiation Protection Services Section,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Thailand

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

Vietnam

Dr Minh Quang Pham
Head of Department of Planning and R&D Management,
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)

Secretariat

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




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