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The Completion of the IAEA Second Regional Training Course on Environmental Remediation

The Completion of the IAEA Second Regional Training Course on Environmental Remediation

On October 28 the second Regional Training Course in the framework of the IAEA TC Project RER/9/145 «Supporting Human Resource Capacity Building for Developing and Implementing Integrated Programmes for Remediation of the Areas Affected by Uranium Mining» was completed. The Project foresees the implementation of 8 regional training courses during 2016-2019. The October 2016 two-weeks training course was devoted to stakeholder engagement during planning and implementing the environmental remediation projects of the areas with uranium legacy.

Twelve trainees from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan represented the national regulatory authorities in the sphere of nuclear and radiation safety, research institutions, and operators in the field of uranium mining and processing.

The course participants studied the interaction with stakeholders at all stages of environmental remediation projects as well as the issues of the evaluation of such projects. The training process included many types of interactive educational forms such as case studies, role-playing, and focus groups. This allowed the participants to present and discuss their own practical experience.

During the training course the Project’s Technical Officer – Horst Monken Fernandez (Waste Technology Section, the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy) – gave the presentation on the international experience of stakeholder engagement.

The trainees received the certificates signed by Director of Division for Europe (Department of Technical Cooperation, the IAEA) Mr. Martin Krause and Rector of ROSATOM-CICE&T Mr. Yuriy N. Seleznev.

The certificates were given by the ROSATOM-CICE&T Vice-Rector on Primary Activitiy Mr. Vladimir V. Aspidov and the Technical Officers of the Project Mr. Horst Monken Fernandes (the IAEA) and Prof. Sergey Fesenko (the IAEA).

In 2017 the training courses in the framework of the RER/9/145 TC Project will be devoted to the planning and management of environmental remediation programmes. The topics for the years 2018-2019 are groundwater remediation and landforms’ stabilization.