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The Second IAEA Regional Training Course “Remediation Technologies: Landform Stabilization” is Successfully Completed

The Second IAEA Regional Training Course “Remediation Technologies: Landform Stabilization” is Successfully Completed

In 5-16 November the Rosatom Technical Academy conducts the second IAEA two weeks Regional Training Course “Remediation Technologies: Landform Stabilization”. The course is held 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.

In 2018 three two week courses were held in the framework of the Project: the April’s course was aimed at planning and management of environmental remediation projects; in September – the first course on the Remediation Technologies: Landform Stabilization.

The 14 specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia attended the November course.

This course is aimed at studying the technological aspects of the recultivation of the areas contaminated after the uranium mining and processing.

The participants of the course were united in 3 groups in such a way that each group has both people with practical experience in the former uranium production facilities, and young scientists possessing modern knowledge and technology. For each group a topic of its training project related to rehabilitation of the sites contaminated by radionuclides.

The work on the project was a simulation of the studied aspects of rehabilitation activities, especially technological ones, for the conditions of the real areas. In the end of the course, the groups presented their projects to students and teachers for discussion. It was noted that during the work on training projects there was an effective exchange of information between students both within their group, and between the groups. This information exchange has become an important educational component to complement the lecture material of the course.