Workshop on Nuclear Safety: Current Status and Future Challenges

Hosted by Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and
Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
Date: 4th July 2016
Place: 24th Floor, Andromeda Tower
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and 5th of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Having learnt lessons from them, our efforts to strengthen nuclear safety have produced significant achievement such as the completion of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, the release of the IAEA report on the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the adoption of the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety, the entry-into-force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage (CSC).
Meanwhile, relentless efforts are required for even stronger nuclear safety. It is important for us to deal with remaining challenges in the area of nuclear safety, incorporating the lessons learnt from previous accidents.
This workshop aims at sharing findings and experiences of our past efforts and activities to identify future tasks ahead of us, and discussing a next step to establishing stronger nuclear safety.
12:40-              Registration                                                      
12:50-13:20    Light Refreshment                                                 
13:30-13:45     Opening                                                         
  • Welcoming remark by Ms. Laura Rockwood (Executive Director, VCDNP)
  • Keynote Speech by H.E. Amb. Mitsuru Kitano (Permanent Mission of Japan)
13:45-14:45      Session1: Historical Overview on Nuclear Safety
Ms. Laura Rockwood (Executive Director, VCDNP)
1) Completion of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, release of the IAEA report on Fukushima Daiichi accident
   Mr. Juan Carlos Lentijo (Deputy Director General, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA)
2) UNSCEAR Fukushima Report and its follow-up activities
   Mr. Malcolm J. Crick (Secretary, UNSCEAR)
3) G7/NSSG report
   Mr. Masato Usui (Director, International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division, MOFA, Japan)
4) 30 years’ of effort since the accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
   Mr. Aleksei Raiman (Senior Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus)
14:45-15:30     Session2: Strengthening Nuclear Installation Safety
Dr Rachelle Allen (First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Australia)
1) Improvement of the CNS review process
   Mr Philip Webster (Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Canada)
2) Implementation of the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety
   H.E. Amb. Rolf Stalder (Permanent Mission of Switzerland)
3) The role of FORO in strengthening nuclear safety
  Mr Alfonso de las Casas Fuentes (Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Spain)
15:30-15:45     Coffee Break

15:45-16:30     Session3: Strengthening Radiation, Waste and Transport Safety
Mr Hilaire Lionel Mansoux (Unit Head, Control of Radiation Sources Unit, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA)
1) Safety measures for radioactive sources
  Ms Maryem Haddaoui (Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Morocco)
2) Radioactive waste and spent fuel safety
  Mr Eduardo Ruiz Mazón (First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Mexico)
3) Transport safety
  Ms Mathilde Prévost (Attaché (Nuclear Safety), Permanent Mission of France)
16:30-17:15     Session4: Cross-Cutting Issues
Mr Gilbert Oh (Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Singapore)
1) Emergency preparedness and response
   Ms Elena Buglova (Centre Head, Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC), IAEA)
2) Human resource development (Education, training, knowledge management)
   Mr Alexander Bychkov (Senior Counsellor (Representative of Rosatom in Vienna), Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation)
3) Public Communication in the Management of Radioactive Waste in the Republic of Korea
   Mr Haeryoung Jung (Principal Researcher, Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD))
17:15-17:20     Closing                                                          
  • Closing remark by H.E. Amb. Mitsuru KITANO (Permanent Mission of Japan)
  • Closing remark by Ms. Laura Rockwood (Executive Director, VCDNP)
17:30-  Tasting Event for Japanese Sake