Joint RF/WPDD Workshop on Regulation of Decommissioning

    OECD (Boulogne) Conference Centre 46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    20-21 June 2018


    Following discussions at the meetings of the Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD) in October 2016 and the Radioactive Waste Management Committee Regulators' Forum (RF) in March 2017, the Nuclear Energy Agency is organising an international workshop on regulation of decommissioning to be held on 20-21 June 2018 at the OECD (Boulogne) Conference Centre in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.


    The two-day workshop will focus on the exchange and sharing of national experiences and challenges in regulation of decommissioning of nuclear facilities. It aims at providing a good picture of the heterogeneity of challenges and will support learning from best practices found in the NEA member countries.
    To help to achieve this, the workshop will address a variety of issues from a range of perspectives in four sessions:

    • transitioning from operation to decommissioning;
    • challenges in ongoing decommissioning activities;
    • management of radioactive waste from decommissioning;
    • stakeholder engagement and interactions.

    Breakout sessions with discussions in small groups will further contribute to exploring and understanding the interests and needs of the NEA member countries in the area of regulation of decommissioning. Insights gained in this workshop will inform the development of RF and WPDD work in this area.


    The workshop is open to all interested parties and organisations representing policymaking and regulatory bodies, nuclear facility owners and decommissioning implementers, as well as waste management organisations.
    In particular, the aim of this workshop is to bring together members from the RF, the WPDD and the RWMC, as well as of other interested NEA groups.


    A first preliminary programme of the workshop is available for download .


    The participation in the workshop is free of charge.

    Please register using the online form.


    Auditorium of the OECD (Boulogne) Conference Centre
    46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Participants are advised that the security arrangements in place at the OECD Boulogne premises include the obligation to present an identity document bearing a photograph. This document will be requested at the time of issuing visitor badges for the workshop. The badge should be presented subsequently every time on OECD premises.

    Please arrive well in advance of the start of the workshop to allow for sufficient time for security formalities.

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    Programme committee

    Walter BLOMMAERT (FANC, Belgium), PC chair

    Juliet LONG (Environment Agency, UK)
    Shawn SMITH (NRC, United States)
    Michael BAECHLER (Uniper, Sweden)
    Evgeny KOMAROV (Rosatom, Russia)
    Mathias LEISVIK (SVAFO, Sweden)
    Stuart PAGE (Environment Agency, UK)
    Philippe PONCET (Areva, France)


    Last reviewed: 5 December 2017