Daily Course Evaluation
Overall and Administration Evaluation

Training Course on Radiation Protection and Environmental Protection Considerations for Embarking Countries

Date: December 6, 2021 – December 17, 2021
Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA

Application Deadline for Nominee(s) of Invited IAEA Member States: August 13, 2021


The purpose of the first-week of this IAEA Training Course is to provide participants from countries considering a new nuclear power programme with an international perspective for the development of a comprehensive and effective radiation protection programme from theory to practice in line with the IAEA Safety Standards. The training course will emphasize on the dynamics of systematic arrangements at the national level on Radiation Protection referring to milestones approach and phases for nuclear power infrastructure development. During the second week, the course aims to provide participants with an understanding of updated guidance and international experience related to environmental protection for nuclear power plant projects within the context of the IAEA Milestones Approach to developing a national infrastructure for nuclear power, including information, guidance, tools and practical experience on environmental impact assessment.

Expected Outputs

The expected outputs of the training course are improved knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • IAEA Safety Standards on Radiation Protection;
  • Activities in the field of Radiation Protection in the Milestones document and Evaluation Methodology;
  • Actions from SSG-16 in the area of radiation protection;
  • International Programmes, tools and mechanisms such as ISOE and ORPNET and;
  • Elective Nuclear Safety and Security Peer Review and Advisory Service for Embarking and Expanding Countries (SEED, IRRS, EPREV, TSR, ARTEMIS Pre-OSART and ORPAS).
  • Environmental impact assessment process and procedures;
  • Environmental specialist studies required by legislation or international best practices;
  • Interface between radiological and non-radiological assessments;
  • Interface between environmental impact assessment studies and site evaluation studies;
  • Interface with the assessments of the impact of increased infrastructure requirements (e.g. additional or upgraded roads, sewage works, additional housing);
  • Stakeholder involvement and public communication during the environmental impact assessment; and
  • Associated social infrastructure development requirements and community acceptance.
The training course will also provide participants the opportunity to discuss common challenges and lessons learned, fostering enhanced networking between Member States embarking on new nuclear power programmes.

Scope and Nature

This training course is planned for two weeks and will include a combination of classroom lectures and interactive exercises.
The training course will be conducted as a series of presentations by IAEA staff and international experts. The programme will also include discussions, case studies, peer-to-peer exchange of good practices, group exercises and working group sessions on related topical issues.