Practical Training Course in Nuclear Facility Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Skills
08 April - 19 April 2013
OrganizersThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Government of USA through Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Host Country OrganizerArgonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.
PurposeThe primary objective of this training course is to provide implementing and regulator organizations with appropriate analytical and project management tools for the implementation and oversight of safe, appropriate and cost-effective strategies in the fields of decommissioning and environmental remediation.
Expected Output(s)The course will enable the participants to understand the fundamentals of the main activities involved in decommissioning projects and associated environmental remediation activities. This understanding will enable them to be informed of the main needs in the planning and implementation of these projects.
Scope and NatureThe course will take place over a two-week period, providing:
- Lectures on key topics related to D&D and ER projects (Week 1)
- Interactive exercises to demonstrate key concepts, methods and tools (Week 2)
- Project planning and decision-making;
- Stakeholder involvement;
- Regulation and policy;
- Characterization, sampling, and analysis;
- Risk assessment and communication;
- Data management;
- Decommissioning and Remediation technology selection;
- Site release; and
- Other topics specifically of interest to each sub-group.
It is anticipated that the course instructors will include technical subject matter experts from various companies and institutions and regulatory experts including staff from US organisations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Background InformationDelaying the decommissioning and/or remediation of disused nuclear facilities may result in legacy situations that require - because of progressive deterioration of the facilities and structures and land - the application of significant additional resources in order to achieve satisfactory remediation of the facility sites. This project will assist MS with limited resources in developing strategies for tackling these issues.
Participants' QualificationsThe targeted audience for this training course is project managers, planners and other senior staff at organizations working on (or eventually to be designated as being responsible for) D&D and ER projects (e.g., state or national resource management and regulatory agencies, operators of facilities or sites needing or undergoing large scale cleanup actions, national research organizations.)
Prior background or familiarity of those areas related to decommissioning or the decommissioning field will be useful for this training course. The modules will be designed to ensure that any participant who currently only has a general idea of the process used to decommission nuclear facilities will be able to learn a substantial amount on the details of the process from this course. A basic understanding of some fundamentals of health physics and radioactive waste management is required. An important characteristic of those attending will be a genuine interest in becoming knowledgeable in the technical area of decommissioning and/or environmental remediation practice and to become a national and regional resource as well as a facility specific resource for their countries. In this regard, participants should be either currently active in the field, or from organizations willing to make that commitment on their behalf, and willing to offer their assistance on a timely basis to others in their region with similar needs.
Participants must be nominated by the competent national authority of the Member State and, most specifically, by the Member States' official counterpart for the project.
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- Decont Technologies.pdf
- Dism Technologies.pdf
- IDN Overview.pdf
- Intro to Decomm Process.pdf
- JANUS Reactor DD Case Study.pdf
- Waste Management.pdf
- Key Concepts.pdf
- ENVIRONET Overview.pdf
- IAEA CIDER.pdf
- ProjectPlanning DM.pdf
- Risk Communication.pdf
- Stakeholder Engagement.pdf
- PM and CE.pdf
- Equipment Demonstrations for IAEA Environet.pdf
- 1.1 - Introduction.pdf
- 1.2 - DataCollectionRealities.pdf
- 2.1 - RadMeasurements.pdf
- 2.2 - Subsurface.pdf
- 3.1 - Gamma Walkover Surveys.pdf
- 3.2 - Case Study - NORM.pdf
- 4.1- Incremental Sampling.pdf
- 4.2 - Case Study - Paducah.pdf
- 5.1 - MARSSIM.pdf
- IAEA Pres.pdf
- Disposal Methdologies.pdf
- Zion NPP DD.pdf