The Interregional Training Course on Strategies Related to Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management was held at the site of Rosatom Technical Academy in Saint Petersburg from 8 to 12 November. The training course was conducted in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency within the extra-budgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of technical cooperation projects for the development of the nuclear infrastructure of newcomer countries. 18 participants from
9 countries attended the training. This year specialists of the Center for International Cooperation of RosatomTech has hosted the training.
The purpose of the event was to train participants from Member States considering , developing or embarking on nuclear power programmes on developing strategies for managing the backend of the nuclear fuel cycle and associated radioactive wastes in a safe and sustainable manner.
Programme of the training has cover the following topics: national policy and strategy shaping for radioactive wastes disposal, national system development for radioactive wastes inventory, key features of facilities for radioactive wastes disposal. Everyday group work complemented the theoretical part of the training and it covered the issues of the development of the spent fuel and waste inventory, spent fuel and radioactive waste management options – selection of technical solutions, costs and funding mechanism.
Within the virtual tour to the Leningrad-2 NPP organized by JSC Rosenergoatom, the trainees were acquainted with the principles of the NPP operation, its contribution to the economy of the Sosnovyi Bor region as well as social and infrastructure development. The virtual tour was held in 360° format and demonstrated various NPP facilities including the main control room, the turbine island, the training center and the reactor hall. Besides, the participants had an opportunity to ask the Leningrad-2 NPP personnel questions concerning nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive wastes management.