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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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14.11

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.

This also takes place in

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

tagungen@tuev-nord.de

Further information

14th November 2022

19.00 - 22.00

Pre-Registration and Get Together at the Industrial Exhibition

Day 1, 15th November 2022

9.00

Registration

TÜV NORD Akademie, Germany

10.00

Welcome/Opening Remarks

J. Aign, TÜV NORD EnSys, Germany
G. Kraus, Hessian Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany

Section A: Overview of national and international framework

10.20

The new International Guidanceon Clearance - IAEA Perspective

V. Ljubenov, IAEA

10.50

The new International Guidanceon Clearance - IAEA Perspective

V. Ljubenov, IAEA

11.20

Coffee Break / Industrial Exhibition

12.20

The Current Status of Clearance in Sweden

H. Efraimsson., SRSA, Sweden

12.50

Lunch Break

14.00

Clearance - a clear Story

J. Feinhals, Germany

14.25

Spanish Strategies on Clearance of Radioactive Materials from NPPs

M. de Toro, CSN, Spain

14.50

Qualification and Training Needs for an Expert on Clearance on an International Scope

S. Müller, TÜV NORD EnSys, Germany

15.15

Qualification and Training Needs for an Expert on Clearance on an International Scope

S. Müller, TÜV NORD EnSys, Germany

Section B: Derivation of Clearance Levels

15.45

Derivation of Specific Clearance Levels for Materials Suitable for Recycling, Reuse or Disposal in Landfills

A. Lagumdzija, S. Dhlomo, G. Bruno, V. Ljubenov, IAEA

16.05

Clearance levels for C-14 and H-3 for the specific clearance related to incineration

O. Nitzsche, Brenk, Germany

16.25

Probabilistic study deriving nuclide-specific surface-clearance levels for the normal reuse of objects leaving the controlled area of a nuclear facility

T. van Dillen, RIVM, Netherlands

16.45

Wrap up Discussion of the Day

17.30

End of the 1st day

19.00 - 22.00

Evening Event

Day 2, 16th November 2022

Section C: Technical Aspects / Measurement Techniques

9.00

Improved Clearance Verification Applied to Real Data from a Real Site

R. A. Meck, SaTS, United States

9.20

Automation of clearance measurements

B. Weinhorst, Safetec, Germany

9.40

On the use of collimators in gamma ray spectrometry

H.-J. Lange, Mirion, Germany

10.00

Coffee Break / Industrial Exhibition

10.30

Basic Study on the Radioactivity Evaluation of Control Panels

T. Yoshii, SNRA, Japan

10.50

Development of Measurements Methods used for Release of Radioactive Materials in Accordance with Clearance Levels

D. Gurau, Horia Hulubei, Romania

11.10

The impact of decommissioning strategy and measurement techniques on the clearance volume at the dismantling of NPP

A. Filby, GRS, Germany

11.30

The impact of decommissioning strategy and measurement techniques on the clearance volume at the dismantling of NPP

A. Filby, GRS, Germany

11.50

Wrap up Discussion of the Morning

12.20

Wrap up Discussion of the Morning

Section D: Technical Aspects / Characterisation

13.40

Use of a standard nuclide vector for clearance of material

R. Kunz, Brenk, Germany

14.00

Use of a standard nuclide vector for clearance of material

R. Kunz, Brenk, Germany

14.20

Coffee Break / Industrial Exhibition

Section E: Specific Clearance

15.00

Conditional Clearance in Switzerland - Theory vers. Practice

R. Stroude, BAG, Switzerland

15.30

Implementation of unconditional release and landfill disposal in Belgium

S. Boden, SCK CEN, Belgium

15.50

Safe Clearance of Metals for Recycling to the Conventional Industry

A. Larsson, CYCLIFE, Sweden

16.10

Safe Clearance of Metals for Recycling to the Conventional Industry

A. Larsson, CYCLIFE, Sweden

16.30

Wrap-up Discussion of the Afternoon

17.15

End of the 2nd Day

18.00

Evening Event

Day 3, 17th November 2022

Section F: Clearance Process

9.30

Clearance process during ND&D of Barsebäck NPP

M. Persson, UNIPER Bärseback, Sweden

9.50

Clearance process during ND&D of Barsebäck NPP

M. Persson, UNIPER Bärseback, Sweden

10.10

Methodology for Clearance of Oil-based Muds Originating from Oil Industry

A. Savidou, NCSRD, Greece

10.30

Coffee Break / Industrial Exhibition

11.00

Clearance of remediation materials in Austria – Experience report of an expert

V. Grill, AGES, Austria

11.20

Clearance of burnable waste produced at CERN

R. Harbron, CERN

11.40

Clearance of material irradiated in CERN’s LEP accelerator - Example of the collimators

K. Bauer, CERN

12.00

Wrap up Discussion of the Morning

12.30

Lunch Break

Section G: Release of Sites and Buildings

13.30

Preliminary determination of the activation profile of the containment walls at the Barsebäck NPP

Ü. Ören, UNIPER Bärseback, Sweden

13.50

Clearance of land areas at the Risø nuclear site in Denmark

J. Søgaard-Hansen, DEKOM, Denmark

14.10

Release of buildings from regulatory control outside the nuclear industry – an example of a nuclear laboratory

S. Wörlen, Brenk, Germany

14.30

Challenges and plans for NPP site release in Slovakia

T. Hrncír, JAVYS, Slovakia

14.50

Closing Remarks

15.00

End of the Symposium

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