The training course was organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Russia through the ROSATOM-CICET within 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.
Fourteen trainees from both Russian Federation and abroad participated in this training from the following organizations:
- Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Committee
- Taukent Gorno-Chemical Enterprise, Kazakhstan
- JSV “Volkovgeology”, Kazakhstan
- Agency of Atomic and Radiation Security, Kyrgyzstan
- State Agency for Environmental Protection & Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
- State Inspectorate for Environmental and Technical Safety under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
- State Enterprise Vostokredmet, Tajikistan
- Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency, Tajikistan
- State Enterprise “Barrier”, Ukraine
- State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate, Ukraine
- JSC Federal Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Russian Federation
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
The IAEA experts Mr Horst MONKEN-FERNANDES and Mr Sergey FESENKO (who are the regional project expert team members) took participation in the course and chaired the round table to discuss overall trainees’ vision concerning the course scope and content. During the discussion, the participants emphasized their appreciation to the course’ organizers and positive feedback concerning the training results. Several proposals to improve the training scope and content had been also made. The trainees were awarded with Certificates signed from both IAEA and ROSATOM-CICET side.