Construction Permit Workshop for VARANS in Hanoi, Vietnam

January 17th, 2012 — 

From January 9-12, 2012, AdSTM employees Scott Newberry, Gene Imbro, Sergey Katsenelenbogen, and Weidong He of the IRDP conducted a Construction Permit Workshop for the staff of Vietnam Agency of Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Workshop attendees were from different organizations of the VARANS, including Inspectorate, Division of Legislation and Information, Division of Licensing, Center for Technical Support, and Division of Nuclear Safety.

The Construction Permit Workshop addressed the prerequisites associated with the development of a nuclear regulatory authority, safety requirements and concepts, the construction permit review process, the content of and method for reviewing a preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR). The workshop included several interactive exercises during which participants prioritized PSAR sections for review and actually reviewed a PSAR section in accordance with the U.S. NRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG-0800).