The International Conference on Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations: Strategies, Practices and Challenges organised by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) with the support of the Russian State Corporation, Rosatom, was held 9-11 November 2015 in Moscow at AtomEco 2015.
AtomEco is an international platform to discuss issues of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, decommissioning of nuclear facilities and environmental remediation.
The event is traditionally held as an exhibition for Russian and international companies, as well as leaders in the field of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
The event included an extensive business programme with the participation of government representatives and leading environmental organisations.
AtomEco provided a unique opportunity to expand scientific and business ties, and showcase products and services to the Russian and international business community.
For more information, please visit www.atomeco.org.
For the Russian language version of the conference page, please visit decomconference.org.
The purpose of the international conference was to promote understanding and to explore various aspects of nuclear energy and decommissioning expectations from various stakeholders' points of view.
Decommissioning can be represented as a set of different views, interests and challenges, ranging from the highest level (defining public policies) and ending directly at the performing level.
The working language of the conference was in English. There was simultaneous translation into Russian.
Monday, 9 November 2015
|9:00||Welcome coffee break|
|11:00||Plenary session with Atom ECO – Complex Realisation of Programmes of "Nuclear Legacy" Utilisation – Effective Impulse for Nuclear Development|
|14:00||Session 1: Strategies – Governmental, Industrial and Business Strategies for the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants|
|14:10||Strategy Making Approaches and Challenges to Decommissioning in Relation to a Complex Framework of Nuclear Infrastructure in the Russian Federation|
|14:30||Overview and Challenges in Strategy Making for Decommissioning|
|14:50||Preparation for Decommissioning in Switzerland – Challenges and Strategies from the Swiss Regulatory Perspective|
|15:10||The Slovak Strategy for Decommissioning: JAVYS – A National Decommissioning Company|
|15:30||EDF Strategy for the Dismantling of a NPP|
|16:20||Session 1: Strategies (continued)|
|16:25||The Decommissioning Programme in Italy: Past, Present and Future Activities|
|16:45||Challenges, Strategies and Approaches of NUKEM Technologies to Meet the Changing Boundary Conditions and Needs of Decommissioning Tasks|
|17:05||Influence and Impacts of Decommissioning Activities on a National Economy / Macro-economic Level|
|17:25||Closing discussion and summary of the chair|
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
|9:00||Welcome coffee break|
|10:00||Session 2: Practices – Practical Experience and Future Challenges for the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities|
|10:10||Strategy for D&D – Fukushima Daiichi NPS|
|10:30||Technical Approaches and Main Challenges in the Dismantling of Uranium-Graphite-Reactors Decommissioning|
|10:50||Review of a completed Decommissioning Project: Eurochemic Reprocessing Plant in Belgium|
|11:10||Planning for the Decommissioning of Leningrad NPP Units N 1, 2|
|11:30||Organisational Aspects of Safety in Decommissioning and Waste Management|
|11:50||IT Support in Decommissioning|
|12:10||NEA Activities for the Safe and Effective Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations|
|12:30||Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities in Russia – The Role of Business Enterprises in Completed Projects and Future Activities|
|12:50||Closing discussion and summary of the chair|
|14:00||Session 3: Challenges – Different Roles and Expectations of Stakeholders in the Decommissioning Process|
|14:10||Decommissioning Objects Personnel Expectations from the Professional Perspective Point of View (on example of SchK)|
|14:25||Expectations on Decommissioning from Authority/Community|
|14:40||Expectations of the Regulator on a Decommissioning Project|
|14:55||The National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management Decommissioning Projects Realisation Expectations (by the example of Seversk facility)|
|15:10||Stakeholder Involvement in the Siting Process for the Deep Geological Repository – Experience Transfer to Decommissioning|
|15:25||Decommissioning Experience and Expectations in Sweden from a Regulator’s Point of View|
|15:40||Experience and Expectations of an Stakeholder’s Point of View on a Decommissioning in Sweden|
|16:20||Session 3: Challenges (continued)|
|16:50||Summary of the chair|
|17:00||Organisational information for the technical tour|
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
|9:00||Departure for Technical Tour to Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant|
|18:00||Return from the technical tour|
This session aimed at providing a wide overview of the variety of strategies for decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants. Main strategic approaches worldwide were presented and key influencing factors and decision making criteria were discussed from the different points of view of national and international policy makers, regulators as well as operators and service providers. Special attention was also paid to their general expectations in strategy making.
This session addressed practical aspects and approaches in decommissioning and dismantling. Essential issues regarding the decision for the "right" decommissioning and dismantling concept and success factors of an efficient decommissioning were discussed highlighting the state-of-the-art and "best practice" during planning, technical realization, logistics and radioactive waste management. Expectations of players practically involved in decommissioning and dismantling activities were reflected.
This session focused on the role of stakeholders in decommissioning and challenges, and success factors in coping with their needs. Representatives from different stakeholder groups (communalities, local administrations, environmental organizations, implementers, regulators etc.) were invited to present and discuss their point of view, experience, concerns and expectations related to a decommissioning project.
ISDC universal costing platform eOMEGA based on internet technologies (paper)
Mr. William D. Magwood, IV – Director-General, NEA
Mr Oleg V. Kryukov – Director for Public Policy on Radioactive Waste, Spent Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Decommissioning, Rosatom
|Michael Siemann||Head of the Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, NEA|
|Inge Weber||Administrator on Decommissioning, Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, NEA|
|Vladimir Lebedev||Administrator on Radioactive Waste Management, Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, NEA|
|Liudmila Andreeva-Andrievskaya||Head of the Project Office of International Cooperation Department, Rosatom|
|Alena Tikhonova||Head of the Project Office of the Development of Long-term Programmes, Rosatom|
|Evgeniy Komarov||Senior Manager of the D & D Office, State Corporation, Rosatom|
|Olga Kovaleva||Project Manager, LTD, Atomexpo|