The Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) was created in 1992 to provide a forum for radiation protection professionals from nuclear electricity licensees and national regulatory authorities worldwide to share dose reduction information, operational experience and information to improve the optimisation of radiological protection at nuclear power plants.
ISOE is jointly sponsored by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Dear ISOE Colleagues,
Since February, 2021, North American ISOE members have participated in an ISOE information exchange initiative to share virtual ALARA presentations as continuing education virtual workshops. The goal is to improve the transfer of applied ALARA RP knowledge to young nuclear plant health physics and regulators. The eighth CME workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 at 12:00 est. Scott Stafford is an excellent speaker with many interesting facts about the ALARA program for the $13 billion CAD refurbishment projects at Darlington for all four units (University of Illinois, The Grainger College of Engineering).
ISOE Utility and Regulatory Members are invited to attend the Darlington Refurbishment ALARA Accomplishment Continuing Education Workshop on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Please see details below:
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm Est (New York) using Illinois.ZOOM.US protected virtual platform.
The agenda for the Tuesday session is as follows:
12:00 pm est Welcome - Dr. John M Palms, NATC Honorary Board Chair
12:05 pm Highlights of 2020 Preliminary Mexcian Country Report
12:10 pm Darlington Unit 3 Refurbishment ALARA Accomplishments, Scott Stafford
12:50 pm Questions and Answers
13:00 pm Next NATC ALARA ZOOM Operating Event Session
Presentation - Scott Stafford, Darlington Refurbishment ALARA Manager discusses the major component replacement at the Darlington Unit 3 project. Darlington removed feeder piping and other major components to allow the unit to operate to 2060. The use of innovative technology and mock-up ALARA training facility are described.
The benefits of constructing a full replicate training model of the CANDU major components involved in the refurbishment project are discussed.
Registration for the NATC NPRE ALARA Virtual Workshop:
July 6, 2021, NATC NPRE ALARA Workshop is open free of charge to dues-paying ISOE utility and regulatory members.
Please register by sending an email to Amy Moeller, NATC Executive Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260 930-0753. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, and email with your registration email.
Time: Jul 6, 2021 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 829 6393 8939
Feedback from the past 8 NPRE ALARA virtual workshops has been to limit the sessions to 1-2 hours. More NATC NPRE ALARA virtual workshops will be scheduled each month to provide continuing education opportunities during the pandemic travel ban. Also, the outage lessons learned from the winter and spring outage will be provided to outage planners prior to the fall 2021 outages to avoid the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs.
Below you will find the information for the CHP Continuing Education credits are approved for 1 hour for the January 3-6th 2021 NPRE NATC ALARA Symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois.
|ID Number||Course Title||Sponsor||Credits||Valid from/to|
|2019-01-01-2244||North American ISOE ALARA Symposium University of Illinois||North American Tech Ctr||32||2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31|
Another feedback suggestion was to schedule recorded sessions for Asia at 20:00 EST on July 6 and Europe at 8:00 am EST on July 7 2021. The virtual ALARA Workshop link will be provided when your registration is received.
If you are not available for the July 6 sessions, the recorded virtual ALARA workshop will be repeated during the next few months based on ISOE member feedback.
Please provide suggestions to the NATC NPRE virtual ALARA OE Planning Committee on topics you would like presented in July and August prior to the fall refueling outage period.
Thank you for your support of the international ISOE ALARA information exchange program to reduce worker dose and prevent the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs and regulatory findings.
The following publication is available:
A new section presenting the RP Events has been created in RP Library.
Following a request from some ISOE members wishing to share radiation protection events during training sessions, ETC has extracted a list of RP Events from various documents available on the site (Presentations during Management Board, Symposium Proceedings, ISOE Annual Reports, OpEx Reports), for the period 2000-2020.
RP Events are presented in a table providing a short description of the event and where it occurred (Country, Plant). It is possible to directly open from this page the associated reference document using the appropriate link.
In addition, a first attempt of RP Events description specifying Causes, Consequences, Corrective actions are also given in an Excel file.
The ISOE International Symposium organised by ETC in France originally in 2020 will be pushed back again due to pandemic-related challenges.
Current global travel restrictions have made planning difficult for an in-person conference in the first half of this year.
However, a virtual Symposium will be organized on the dates initially planned in June 2021, from June 1 to 3, 2021:
3-5 January 2022
Key West, USA
Organised by the North-American Technical Centre (NATC)
> Symposium registration (online registration)
The following publications are available:
NATC Information Sheet:
The ISOE European Technical Centre (CEPN) is conducting a survey on the precautionary measures implemented by the nuclear utilities to reduce the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 coronavirus and their impact on radiation protection management and practices.
You will find the answers on folder RP Library > Covid-19 Survey .
Please note that the answers are made available on the restricted area of the ISOE website according to the usual rules, i.e. available for all ISOE Members (Utilities and Authorities) or for Utilities only according to the decision of each responder.