12th International Symposium - Release of Radioactive Materials - Provisions for Clearance and Exemption

12th International Symposium - Release of Radioactive Materials - Provisions for Clearance and Exemption

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14.11. - 17.11.2022 | Frankfurt am Main

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12th International Symposium - Release of Radioactive Materials - Provisions for Clearance and Exemption

Scope of the Symposium
Since 1998 TÜV NORD has been organizer of various symposia dedicated to the “Release of Radioactive Material from Regulatory Control”. During the previous international symposium in Berlin in 2017 more than 130 clearance experts were welcomed to contribute to the discussions of this issue, which due to huge decommissioning projects moves in the focus of public interest. These interchanges of experience help to optimize release procedures and to reduce the amount of radioactive waste. In November 2022, we would like to continue the fruitful exchange of experience. 

From the very beginning in 1998, the symposia have followed up the change of international regulation and guidelines in the area of clearance. Currently, the new IAEA Safety Guide DS500 on the “Application of the concept of clearance” is in the process of endorsement and will update and supersede the previous Safety Guide RS-G-1.7 “Application of the concept of Exclusion, Exemption and Clearance”. The new Safety Guide will provide detailed guidance on the application of the concept of clearance for materials encompassing the whole spectra of the clearance process from the regulatory framework up to the concept of specific clearance including mass and surface specific criteria. Furthermore, the Safety Guide outlines the duties of the regulatory body as well as of the license holder and will put challenges on its implementation and application in member countries.  

Considering this highlighted starting point, we invite you, as interested experts from many countries, to continue the exchange of experience, expertise and information in the field of clearance. TÜV NORD will organize a symposium, which is intended to take place on 14th - 17th November 2022 in the Crowne Plaza Congress Hotel in Frankfurt.

General Symposium Arrangements
The symposium will consist of oral and poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts by the Programme Committee. All oral presentations are planned to be given in plenary sessions. Each presentation is intended to be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presentations are also planned as an equal part of the symposium programme. 

It is planned that proceedings will be available at the beginning of the symposium. If you are interested in submitting a paper and/or
a poster, in attending this symposium, or in participating as an exhibitor, please provide details on the attached Reply Form.

In addition to the symposium programme a technical exhibition will take place in the lobby.

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Mon. 14.11— Thu. 17.11.2022

Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Congress Hotel

Price or participation fee

1.332,80 € incl. VAT Attendance fee: 1.120,00 € plus VAT

The conference language is English. The fee will cover a copy of the proceedings, three lunches and three special evening events. Reductions are available for authors with accepted papers (970,00 €) and representatives of authorities (720,00 €, limited availability).

Clarissa Hörnke-Dobrick

Clarissa Hörnke

TÜV NORD Akademie GmbH & Co. KG
Conferences and Symposia
Große Bahnstraße 31, 22525 Hamburg

+49 40 8557-2920
Fax : +49 40 8557-2958

Further information

Programme Concept:

  • Overview of National/International Legislation
  • Clearance and Release Implemented 
  • Clearance Strategies
  • Radiological Characterization in Clearance and Exemption
  • NORM
  • Remediation of Sites 

At present, we are glad to already announce the following presentations outlining the international perspective on the application of the concept of clearance :

The New International Guidance on Clearance – IAEA Perspective
V. Ljubenov, IAEA

Conditional Clearance in Switzerland – Theory versus Practice
R. Stroude, Federal Office of Public Health FOPH, Switzerland

The Current Status of Clearance Issues in Sweden
H. Efraimsson, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden

International Perspectives on Clearance and Characterization for Clearance of Materials
A. Larsson, Cyclife Sweden AB, Sweden

Overview of regulation and practices for exemption and clearance in Japan
H. Ogino, Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan

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