On September 3-7, 2018 the Interregional Training Course on Preparation of EPR Plans (Training Course) has been hosted by the Saint Petersburg branch of Rosatom Technical Academy. This training course is one of the series of events organized in the framework of Agreement between State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on extra budgetary contribution of Russian Federation to the implementation of the Technical Cooperation Projects on Nuclear Infrastructure Development.
The purpose of the course was to assist Member States embarking on nuclear power in developing an adequate capability for protecting the public in the event of an emergency caused by severe conditions at NPP and provide guidance on the development appropriate Off-Site Emergency Plans.
Representatives of 18 countries (Bangladesh, Belarus, Chili, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Niger, Nigeria, Poland, Shri-Lanka, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, Zambia, Tunis and Russian Federation) participated in this training course.
The course was opened by IAEA expert Ms. K. Kouts who made a comprehensive introduction of the course. The main course of study was delivered by IAEA external experts: Mr. Marjan Tkavc (Slovenia) and Mr. P. Zagyvai from Centre for Energy Research (Hungary). From Rosatom Tech side Mr. S. Natkha, Head Emergency Preparedness and Civil Protection department, has delivered material dedicated to plans and procedures for emergency response.
During this one-week Training Course the selected participants received lectures, participated in the interactive discussions and tabletop exercises “Emergency due to Severe Conditions at a LWR”. The programme also included a Technical Visit to the Emergency Response Center of the Rosatom, St. Petersburg.