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The IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) is a human network operating at global, regional and national levels, supported by a strong web platform. GNSSN is a key support element of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Framework (GNSSF) defined here as “the institutional, legal and technical framework for ensuring the safety of nuclear installations throughout the world. The objective of this [framework] is to lead to a world where all nuclear installations are operating safely” (Strengthening the Global Nuclear Safety Regime, INSAG Series No. 21).
DG Amano opening the GNSSN Plenary Meeting (Sep 2014)
Focusing on supporting the embarking countries of nuclear power programme, this workshop is intended to provide practical guidance on the above mentioned topics, necessary to Member States for improving their knowledge in order to achieve the radiation safety of nuclear facilities and to prepare for protecting the public and the environment in any potential nuclear or radiological emergency.
Towards global safety harmonization, the workshop will also be a benchmarking opportunity, providing a forum for the participants to discuss their national practices and to exchange their experience related to the subjects covered, as well as to identify good practices and areas that need improvement with regard to regulatory competence.
The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned in the nuclear sector related to managing nuclear knowledge and to share practical approaches to KM that can be used at the organizational, national, and international levels to develop and maintain a strong nuclear knowledge base. Various issues related to specific human competencies, methodological or process knowledge and technology-related knowledge that are needed to support the safe and sustainable application of nuclear technology will be addressed.
This training is a five-day training module addressing the emergency preparedness and response in case of a nuclear or radiological accident situation. It discusses the radiation hazards associated to this situation and the way to get prepared for providing the appropriate response to it. The course addresses the international and European requirements regarding the emergency preparedness and response to such a situation.
It then presents the effects of ionizing radiation, the exposure pathways, the strategy for managing the protection of the population both during the emergency and post-accidental phases, the corresponding needs for planning, tools, equipment, training...Emergency situations in a Nuclear Power Plant, during a nuclear fuel transportation or with a damaged source will be used to illustrate those topics.
A five day training module addressing regulatory control of the radiation safety hazards associated with mining and processing of minerals containing elevated levels of naturally occurring radionuclides. It discusses the radiation hazards associated with mining and processing of uranium and other minerals containing elevated levels of naturally occurring radionuclides. The course presents the safety principles applied to natural radioactivity and discusses the associated regulatory processes including the establishment of safety standards, regulatory review of safety assessments, establishment of conditions of authorisation and the implementation of regulatory compliance assurance programmes including inspection. Operational radiation protection of workers in surface installations and underground will be covered and protection of the public and environmental surveillance will be covered.
The course will address management of radioactive waste arising from mining and minerals processing operations and will deal withthe legacy issue associated with existing or abandoned facilities.