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A siting workshop developed by AdSTM to illustrate how the NRC reviews a siting Application, either in the context of Early Site Permit (ESP), Construction Permit (CP), or Combined License (COL) was conducted for the Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) on February 17 – 21, 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was attended by 21 people from 10 Arab countries and the AAEA. This workshop follows the review procedure described in the siting related chapters of the standard review plan (SRP) (NUREG-0800). The AdSTM’s instructors David Squarer and Richard Emch entertained numerous pointed questions...
From November 26-28 the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) met with the Office of New Reactors (NRO) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in their headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Le Chi Dung, Deputy Director General, VARANS and Nguyen Quoc Anh, Director, Training Division, VARANS discussed NRC regulatory requirements, review processes and important issues as they pertained to licensing of new reactors in the United States. Dr. Richard Barrett and Scott Newberry of AdSTM attended the meeting and assisted in the discussions with respect to how the NRC licensing...
From November 7-13, 2012 the IRDP provided support to the Korean Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) at a “Workshop on Safety and Regulation on Radioactive Sources and Nuclear Power Plants” held in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop was conducted for representatives of the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies of Africa (FNRBA). Dr. Charles Miller provided the participants with lectures on radiation source events and accidents in the United States and the Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership program conducted by AdSTM on behalf of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In addition,...
A new siting workshop developed by AdSTM to illustrate how the NRC reviews a siting Application, either in the context of Early Site Permit (ESP), Construction Permit (CP), or Combined License (COL) was conducted on October 29 - November 2, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand at Thailand’s Office of Atom for Peace (OAP). This workshop follows the review procedure described in the siting related chapters of the standard review plan (SRP) (NUREG-0800). The workshop was attended by a total of 24 people, including 4 people from the State owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The...
The International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) at the request of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) supported the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Assessment Workshop, 5-9 November 2012, at the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA), in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mark Reinhart participated with two other IAEA and former IAEA instructors to provide information on the following: Deterministic safety analyses and codes; Probabilistic safety assessment; and Integrated Risk-Informed Decision Making (IRIDM) principles, programs, and applications for operators and...
On October 11, 2012, the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) provided support to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at a Research and Test Reactor Workshop held at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA. Mr. David Fischer provided a briefing to workshop attendees on the IRDP. The IRDP briefing focused on participating countries and organizations, resources and capabilities, and other IRDP activities (e.g., consulting on research reactors, siting requirements, and human resource development). The workshop was attended by twelve people from 10 different...
David Squarer participated in an IAEA Technical Meeting on Siting and Technology Solutions, held at IAEA headquarter in Vienna on October 1-5, 2012. The meeting was attended by participants from 22 countries in addition to numerous staff members from the IAEA. Participating countries included: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, and the USA. The main objective of the meeting was to highlight - in particular to newcomer countries – the siting selection and...
From September 17 – 21, four staff members from AdSTM and Brookhaven National Lab successfully conducted a workshop for the staff of China Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center (NSC) of the China National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) on a number of computer codes, including TRACE, PARCS, SCALE (primarily TRITON, NEWT), and SNAP. This workshop was funded by U.S. NRC Office of International Programs (OIP). The workshop covered basics of these codes and modeling guidelines which are oriented to new users. It involved both formal lectures and hands-on exercises. In addition, individual...
From September 17-28, 2012, the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) provided support to the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) who conducted a Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Radiation Monitoring at the KINS facilities in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Mr. Richard Emch of AdSTM assisted the KINS staff, led by Dr. DaeSoo Shin, in conducting the workshop and made three presentations: (1) “Radiological Environmental Monitoring Around U.S. Nuclear Power Plants,” (2) “U.S. EPA’s RADNET System,” and (3) “Emergency Preparedness Programs for U.S. Nuclear...
During the week of September 3rd through 7th, 2012, the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) provided support to the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies of Africa (FNRBA) by delivering three training courses at the Fourth meeting of the FNRBA Thematic Working Group on Regulatory Infrastructure for Nuclear Power Plants in Swakopmund, Namibia. The three training courses included the Fundamentals of Reactor Regulation Workshop, Nuclear Quality Assurance course, and Nuclear Codes and Standards course. The venue for the workshop was the Sea Side Hotel and Spa in Swakopmund. The...