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13th NERIS General Assembly : 7th June 2022, 14:00-16:00 CET

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 13th General Assembly will take place on 7th June from 14:00 to 16:00 CET via web-meeting (Teams or by other means). Please note that this year, the new Management Board will be elected, and a new chair of the R&D Committee will be nominated.

If your organisation is part of Supporting Organisations and wishes to propose a candidate for the Management Board, please send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to state your proposal, and we will discuss the modalities of the candidacy.

Webinar on offshore release of Fukushima Daiichi treated cooling water

The Webinar on the offshore release of Fukushima Daiichi treated cooling water took place on Wednesday 20th October, 10:00-12:00 (CET).

A decade since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, Fukushima is still setting a precedent for emergency and recovery management. In April 2021, the Japanese government announced its approval of the offshore release of water used to cool the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP reactors that has been accumulating in onsite storage tanks.

The planned water release is raising many pressing questions regarding technical issues, radiological effects on the environment, international agreements, ethical considerations, and consequences for post-accident management. Taking up on these questions, this webinar gathered experts from different fields including citizen scientists, radioecologists, ethicists, emergency managers, national authorities, and international organisations.

Speakers:
•    Ms. Yuki Tanabe, Nuclear Accident Response Office, Japan
•    Dr. Thierry Schneider, ICRP, CEPN, France
•    Prof. Jordi Vives i Batlle, SCK CEN, Belgium
•    Mr. Azby Brown, SAFECAST, Japan
•    Prof. Deborah Oughton, CERAD/NMBU, Norway
•    Mr. Christophe Xerri, director of nuclear fuel cycle, waste technology and research reactor, IAEA

Closing words were be given by dr. Hildegarde Vandenhove, MEENAS chair. The webinar was moderated by Joke Kenens, PhD candidate and SHARE member.

The recording of the webinar is available with the following link :

NERIS Workshop - programme and registration

Dear colleagues,

We have the pleasure to share the programme of the Workshop, you can dowload it with the following link :

To register, please use the following link :

A link to connect to the webconferences will be sent 1 week before the Workshop.

Please note that a webinar co-organized with the SHARE and ALLIANCE platforms is proposed for 20th October morning. This webinar aims to discuss the impact of the Japanese government approval in April 2021 to an offshore release of the water used to cool the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP reactors, that is accumulating and currently being stored in tanks onsite after treatment. The programme of this webinar is still to be confirmed, we will keep you updated on the expected speakers and registration modalities.

Next events

  • NERIS Workshop, 10th October 2022, Estoril (Portugal)
  • ERPW 2022, 10-14 October 2022, Estoril (Portugal)

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