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On October 5-6, 2012, Mr. Jan Salava of AdSTM and Mr. Grigol Basilia of Georgia , visited the Armenian Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center (N&RSC) for discussions on Arabic interface for the Advanced Regulatory Information System (ARIS). Performed tests and detailed discussions demonstrate that at ARIS modules RASOD and Authorization could be used with interface and inputs in Arabic language.
During September 28-30, 2012 RSRP provided expert mission to Georgia to review a draft of new Georgian basic radiation safety standards. RSRP technical expert, Ramune Stasiunaitiene, who also serves as deputy director of the Lithuanian Radiation Protection Centre (RSC), discussed with colleagues of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department (NRSD) of the Ministry of Energy and natural resources of Georgia, how to finalize new Georgian basic radiation safety standards to be fully harmonized with actual international standards, including those from the IAEA. The project was kickstarted when...
Between September 12 and 14, 2012 RSRP provided expert mission to Georgia to review a draft of the new Georgian rules for inspections of nuclear and radiation practices. RSRP technical expert, Zuzana Paskova )—director of the Radiation Sources Department of the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB)—discussed with colleagues of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department (NRSD) of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia, all aspects of inspection of radiation sources, including tools for preparing inspection plans and inspection check lists. The draft of new rules for...
During August 13-17, 2012 RSRP provided training of IBTEN staff (Instituto Boliviano de Ciencia y Tecnologia Nuclear) in radiation source inventory and development of the National Registry of radiation sources, x-ray generators, associated devices and user facilities. The RSRP training team installed RASOD (sources database) and AUTHORIZATION (licensee database) software and provided training. The training included field exercises in inventorying technique and hands-on training on data entry and software usage. Training was provided by Aleksandr Stepanyan of from Armenian Nuclear Regulatory...
During August 6-10, 2012 RSRP provided training of Ministry of Health staff (División Técnica de Rectoría de la Salud) in radiation source inventory and development of the National Registry of radiation sources, x-ray generators, associated devices and user facilities. The RSRP training team installed RASOD (sources database) and AUTHORIZATION (licensee database) software and provided training. The training included hands-on exercises on data entry and software usage. Training was provided by Aleksandr Stepanyan of from Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA) and Grigol Basilia of...
The 4th regional meeting of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) assistance program on strengthening regulatory control over radiation sources took place from Wednesday June 13, 2012 through Friday June 15, 2012 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with participants from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan and representatives of USNRC and contributors from the Czech Republic and Lithuania. The regional meeting addressed all aspects of the USNRC assistance program, mainly to exchange experience and lessons learned within the program...
From May 12-19, 2012, Skip Young attended the WNU Radiation Technology School as a guest speaker. The WNU Radiation Technology School is a training program aimed at younger professionals who will hold managerial roles in radiation technology (RT) production and applications. These RT professionals will be responsible for implementing their national laws and regulations to ensure the safe and secure use of radiation sources The Radiation Technology School's three-week program features: lectures from some of the world's foremost leaders in the area of radioisotope production and application;...
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), met with its counterpart Costa Rican nuclear regulatory organization within the Ministry of Health, the Division Tecnica de Rectoria de la Salud (MS-DTRS) on April 9-10, 2012. The objective of this meeting was to define activities with which the USNRC could assist the Costa Rican regulator, activities which MS-DTRS identified as priorities. A Memorandum of Meeting was developed under which four activities will be completed. They are (1) to share information about a possible post-graduate course in radiological health; (2) to share information...
The Georgian Parliament ratified a new law on nuclear and radiation safety. The legislation aims to: Ensure that nuclear materials, equipment and technology, are used legally and peacefully in compliance with the nonproliferation regime Establish the basic requirements for safe and secure nuclear materials and other sources of ionizing radiation sources Ensure compliance with requirements of nuclear and radiation safety through harmonization with international standards. The law passed on March 20, 2012 replaces the outdated law passed in 1998 . Development of the legislation was...
During March 12-16, 2012 RSRP provided training of AEC staff (Atomic Energy Council of Uganda) in radiation source inventory and development of the National Registry of radiation sources, x-ray generators, associated devices and user facilities. The RSRP training team installed RASOD (sources database) and AUTHORIZATION (licensee database) software and provided training. The training included field exercises in inventorying technique and hands-on training on data entry and software usage. Training was provided by Aleksandr Stepanyan of from Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Grigol...