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The IAEA Regional Training Course on Environmental Remediation of Territories with Uranium Legacy is Completed

The IAEA Regional Training Course on Environmental Remediation of Territories with Uranium Legacy is Completed

On 24 November the IAEA two-weeks regional training course on environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites was completed in the Rosatom Technical Academy.

The course was held on 13-24 November in the framework of the IAEA TC Regional Project “Supporting Human Resource Capacity Building for Developing and Implementing Integrated Programmes for Remediation of the Areas Affected by Uranium Mining”, 2016-2019 (hereinafter – the Project).

The topics of the course embraced a wide range of issues related to environmental projects’ planning and management. The participants of the course were 13 specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. During the course various forms of education were widely used: a case study, role-playing, focus groups, simulations and solution development. The course participants made presentations on national experience on environmental remediation projects’ implementation.

The course was attended by the Project’s Technical Officer Andra-Rada Iurian (Laboratory of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Department of Science and Application, IAEA), who provided the participants with an overview of the international situation on the environmental remediation projects for uranium legacy sites.

All the trainees were awarded certificates signed by Martin Krause, the Director of the European division of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department and by Iuri Seleznev, the Rector of the Rosatom Tech. The certificates were presented by Fedor Karmanov, Director of the International Center for Personnel Training (Rosatom Tech), and Andra-Rada Iurian, the Project’s Technical Officer (IAEA).

The funding of the regional training course was provided by the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM.

In 2018 the Project’s activities will include three training courses. The first of them is devoted to the environmental remediation projects’ planning and management; the other two – to the technologies of environmental remediation projects.