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Regional Workshop on Transition and Management of Decommissioning on a Multi-Facility Site

Regional Workshop on Transition and Management of Decommissioning on a Multi-Facility Site

On 20-th November 2017 a five-day IAEA Regional Workshop on Transition and Management of Decommissioning on a multi-Facility Site started at the Rosatom Technical Academy. The workshop was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Government of Russian Federation through the Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech) , as part of the Technical Cooperation Project RER/9/138 “Enhancing Capacities in the Member States for Management of Decommissioning Projects”.

The purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform for discussion of aspects related to transition of nuclear facilities from operation to decommissioning, and to the management of decommissioning when performed within sites that accommodate several nuclear facilities.

Participants from 10 countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia and Tajikistan), including representatives of national authorities, regulators and operators of nuclear facilities, and representatives of State Enterprises participated in this IAEA regional workshop.

The workshop included presentation of international recommendations and national approaches, experiences and challenges related to transition of facilities from operation to decommissioning and to aspects of decommissioning within multi-facility sites, as well as practical exercises on drafting transition plans and identifying specificities opportunities and challenges for decommissioning of selected multi-facility nuclear sites.

The workshop was opened by the IAEA technical officer Mr  Ljubenov, who introduced the topics of discussions. The lectures by Russian experts Mr  Komarov and Ms  Safronova presented an overview of decommissioning works in the Russian Federation. The international perspectives on transition and on decommissioning within a multi-facility site, as well as related technical, safety, organizational, managerial and socio-economic aspects were covered by international experts Ms Aghajanyan and Mr Laraia. Several case studies were presented and analysed in order to benefit from experiences and lessons learned within completed and ongoing decommissioning projects is different countries. Russian experts from FSUE “RADON”, JSC “TENEX”, JSC “VNIINM”, JSC “PDC UGR”, NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and JSC “SSC RF – IPPE” presented Russian experiences in decommissioning of research facilities.