IAEA International expert meeting

International expert meeting on decommissioning and remediation after nuclear accidents is underway IAEA Headquarters in Vienna from January 28 to February 1, 2013. The conference was attended by over 200 participants from over 20 countries, EU, IAEA.

The program includes an exchange of experiences and lessons learned in the field of remediation and decommissioning of facilities after nuclear accidents, current challenges in these areas, problems of planning and implementation of Decommissioning and Remediation projects, Waste, and Damaged Fuel Management, role of international cooperation in addressing of these issues.

The meeting was attended by the Chairperson and representatives of the State Inspectorate of Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine, Chairman of the State Agency for the Exclusion Zone Management Mr Volodymyr Kholosha, representatives of Chernobyl NPP and scientific institutions of Ukraine. Experience in site remediation and Chernobyl NPP decommissioning, presented as separate report within the Conference Program, aroused great interest among the participants. Representatives from Japan show a special interest in Chernobyl experience, they are working now to overcome the consequences of the Fukushima NPP.

Poster reports, devoted to Chernobyl Cooling Pond decommissioning and Shelter object transformation, are also presented within the Conference.