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 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
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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.