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4-5 December the International Workshop on Nuclear Security Culture was organized in ROSATOM-CICE&T.

4-5 December the International Workshop on Nuclear Security Culture was organized in ROSATOM-CICE&T.

The International Workshop on nuclear security culture was organized by Federal State Unitary Enterprise ” Atombezopasnost ” in cooperation  with  ROSATOM-CICE&T on 4-5 December 2013. This is the second workshop devoted to this particular issue, the first was held in ROSATOM-CICE&T in November 2012. This workshop is considered as a gift of Russian Federation to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014, which is a world summit, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe and will take place in Hague in March.  Russian Federation being responsible vendor prepared this gift in order to share its experience with potential recipients of Russian Nuclear Power Technology – 23 representatives from 14 foreign countries have participated in this workshop (Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, India, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA and UK).

On the first session of the Workshop participant from new comer state fixed several challenging issues: how to put the concept of nuclear security culture in practice, how to find the interface between nuclear security culture and safety culture and availability of guidance materials. International and Russian experts provided participants with their experience to deal with these issues.

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Mr. Carlos Torres Vidal the leading international expert in the field (Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA) presented a comprehensive review on the IAEA activities in the area of nuclear security culture focusing on the recent developments such as guidance document development, performing coordinated research projects, supporting for self-assessment of nuclear security culture in member states. The following best practices were identified: the self- assessment of nuclear security culture at research reactor in Indonesia, at nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, at hospitals in Malaysia (under consideration). From totally 13 presentations ROSATOM CICE&T contributed in the Workshop with the following topics:

  • Safety Culture Enhancement– Resource to provide safety (Mr. E. Volkov)
  • Implementation and Development of Training programs on nuclear security culture (MPC&A) (Mr. V. Korneluk)
  • Nuclear security culture: educational aspects (Mr. T. Tairov)
  • SAT approach to MPC&A training support Ms.  M.Kandalova)

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During the round table discussion at the closing session the participants unanimously agreed on the positive effect of the Workshop that demonstrated the solid methodological base available in State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM” to support competence building in nuclear security culture necessary for implementation nuclear power programmes in embarking states.