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Welcome to Regulatory Forum for Safety of Uranium Production and NORM (REGSUN)


Uranium production and management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) have important safety and environmental protection considerations. Additional challenges are posed by new applications for uranium production, as well as increasing expectations for protection of health and the environment.

The IAEA launched REGSUN in 2018 with aim to help with capacity building in Member States undertaking or considering uranium production or the management of NORM activities and NORM residues, in particular to:

  • Promote good regulations and safe and environmentally responsible practices through the application of IAEA Safety Standards; 
  • Promote and increase the exchange of information and expertise among its participants, including providing regular updates on best practice, offering targeted assistance in review and provision of expertise, and identifying gaps in guidance and support;
  • Support the development and utilization of IAEA tools and training materials;
  • Provide strategic input for future IAEA work in areas related to safety of uranium production and NORM activities;
  • Assist Member States to implement a sound regulatory regime for the regulation of uranium production and the management of NORM activities and residues.

For more information and registration of REGSUN, please contact

Upcoming Events

EVT2003728 Technical Meeting on the Regulatory Forum for Safety of Uranium Production and Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials,2-6 August 2021, Vienna

For further information on the meeting, please contact


(Virtual event) International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice was held 9-20 November 2020. 

Virtual Training on Safety of NORM Residues

  • Awareness and identification of NORM residues, 25-27 May 2021
  • Regulation NORM residues in a graded approach (June 2021) 29 June – 1 July 2021
  • General strategy and approach for management of NORM residues (July or September 2021) 7-9 September 2021
  • Decommissioning of facilities involving NORM residues (September or October 2021) 12-14 October 2021