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AERB eNewsletter July-September 2018

Discussion Meet

Discussion meet on “Radiological Impact Assessment and Operational Intervention Levels”
Nuclear accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants in Japan, due to earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent emergency conditions, renewed the debate over the safety of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) worldwide w.r.t. radiological impact of such accidents and the consequent countermeasures needed as part of Emergency Preparedness & Response (EPR) planning and decision making.
In AERB, review and regulations are directed towards further enhancing the safety of NPPs by strengthening the design and accident management strategies, so that such emergency conditions don’t arise or can be tackled with minimum interventions in public domain. Significant advancement has taken place in the field of Radiological Impact Assessment (RIA) of accidents in NPPs as well as planning for early-phase decision-making during emergencies at NPPs. To consolidate views of stakeholders on adopting methodology for RIA and its utilisation in planning for emergencies, AERB conducted two-day discussion meet on the subject namely "Radiological Impact Assessment and Operational Intervention Levels (OIL) during Emergency Exposure Situation" at Mumbai, during June 26 & 27, 2018.
The discussion meet involved detailed presentations & talks by experts in the fields of RIA and Emergency Preparedness, from AERB, BARC, IGCAR and NPCIL. About 200 delegates from NPPs, NPCIL-HQ, BHAVINI, BARC, IGCAR and AERB participated in the Discussion Meet and put forth their views/opinions, queries raised were responded.

Dignitaries on Dais during Inaugural Session of Discussion Meet on RIA and OIL

Participants of Discussion Meet on RIA and OIL

A Hindi Meet on “Experience Feedback from ACPSR & Associated Groups Involved in Safety Review of Kudankulam Atomic Power Units - 1&2” was organised on June 28, 2018 inviting all eminent personalities (officers of AERB, BARC and NPCIL) who had contributed to the safety review and execution of KKNPP-1&2. Prof. A. K. De, the founder Chairman of AERB was the Chief Guest of the programme. Shri S. K. Mehta, Chairman, ACPSR LWR#1 delivered the keynote address in the Meet.  A summary booklet on “Safety Review of KKNPP Unit-1&2” based on the above report was released during the meet.

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