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The second regional training course on Environmental Remediation Project And Programme Management For Uranium Production Legacy Sites.

The second regional training course on Environmental Remediation Project And Programme Management For Uranium Production Legacy Sites.

ROSATOM-CICE&T had conducted the second regional training course on Environmental Remediation Project And Programme Management For Uranium Production Legacy Sites from 24 November to 05 December 2014.

This is the second training course organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM through the ROSATOM-CICE&T within the framework of the IAEA technical cooperation regional project RER/7/006 «Building Capacity for Developing and Implementing Integrated Programmes for Remediation of the areas Affected by Uranium mining». The first course was completed in the beginning of October (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1308).

The following organizations were represented by trainees in the current course: Mogilev Branch of the Republican Scientific-Research Unitary Enterprise «Institute of Radiology» (Belarus), Brest Branch of Research Institute of Radiology (Belarus), Belorussian Branch of Russian – Belorussian Information Centre on the Problems of the Consequences of the Catastrophe at Chernobyl NPP RSRUE «Institute of Radiology» of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, KazAtomProm, association with limited liability «RU-6» (Kazakhstan), State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry (Kyrgyzstan), Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency (Tajikistan), JSC VNIPI Promtechnology (Russia).

The purpose of the training course was to provide general elements of planning, implementation and management of environmental remediation (ER) projects focusing on uranium mining and processing legacy sites. In the scope of the course it was discussed the principles and radiological criteria used in decision making related to the remediation of contaminated sites, mechanism for identification and characterization of these sites will be provided along with the description of the strategies and technologies applied in the remediation process, particularly of the EurAsEC Member States’ Inter-State Target Programme for Reclamation of Areas Affected by Uranium Mining (ITP).

The course consisted of lectures, practical exercises and working group sessions and covered the following main topics: Introduction the environmental assessment and remediation in areas affected by uranium production legacy sites; Remediation planning for uranium production legacy sites; Implementation of the remediation programmes; Post-remediation management at uranium production legacy sites.

Mr. Pavel Yurkin and Mr. Sergey Fesenko (who are the IAEA regional project team members) took participation in the course and chaired the round table to discuss overall trainees’ vision concerning the course results. During the discussion, the participants shared their ideas how to improve the training scope and content. The trainees’ feedback concerning the training organization and delivering was positive. All the participants were awarded with Certificates signed from both IAEA and ROSATOM-CICE&T side.