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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.

REGSUN was launched in 2018 to help build capacity in all 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.

According to recommendations from REGSUN 2019 held in Vienna, Austria from 10-14 June 2019, the REGSUN are focusing on:

  • A 'train the trainer' training course for  application of DS459
  • The development of a graded approach to NORM regulations
  • Dose assessment approach and methodology

For more information and registration of REGSUN, please contact us on email Z.Fan@iaea.org

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Forum for Safety of Uranium Production and NORM (REGSUN) will be postponed to Q4 2020. Detail will be shared in due time. I am sorry for the inconvenience. For further information on the meeting, please contact Z.Fan@iaea.org.

Invitation for nomination to this meeting has been distributed. However, you are kindly suggested that do not make any non refundable arrangement for your travel, including flight, hotel, and etc. before further confirmation on the date for the meeting..

News

Due to the uncertain situation, we have to postpone the Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Forum for Safety of Uranium Production and NORM (REGSUN) from June 2020 to a later time, likely Q4 2020. 

Technical Meeting on the Decommissioning of Uranium Production Facilities and Other Facilities Containing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials was held in Vienna from 25 to 29 November 2019. For further information on the meeting, please contact Z.Fan@iaea.org.