International Symposium on Preparation for Decommissioning (PREDEC 2016)

16-18 February 2016
Lyon, France

Main documents

All sessions – papers
All sessions – presentations
All abstracts and posters

Symposium opening and introductory session

Session Chairs: Ivo Tripputi (Sogin, Italy) and Jonathan Leech (Dentons UKMEA, UK)
O-1 Sylvain Granger (EDF, Head of Decommissioning and waste management)  
O-2 Vladimir Michal (IAEA, Decommissioning and Environmental remediation team leader) (paper), (presentation)
O-3 Michael Siemann (OECD/NEA, Head of Division of Radiological protection and radioactive waste management (presentation)
O-4 Michael Mononen (Studsvik AB President and CEO) (presentation)
O-5 Guillaume Dureau (AREVA, Senior Executive Vice President, Back end business group) (presentation)
O-6 Laurence Piketty (CEA, Director for Nuclear clean-up and dismantling division) (presentation)
O-7 Boris Brendebach (GRS, Germany) (presentation)
O-8 Arne Larsson (Studsviks, Sweden) (paper), (presentation)

Session 1 – Preparation for decommissioning: Strategic issues

Session Chairs: Konrad Schauer (AREVA, Germany) and Jean-Marie Rondeau (EDF, France)
1-1 Preparation for future defueling and decommissioning works on EDF Energy’s UK fleet of advanced Gas Cooled Reactors
By John Bryers (EDF Energy, UK)
(paper), (presentation)
1-2 Compilation and analysis for national and international OPEX or safe enclosure prior to decommissioning
By Paul J.C. Dinner (Science Concept International, Canada)
(paper), (presentation)
1-3 Applicability of the EPRI Decommissioning pre-planning manual to  international reactor decommissioning
By Leo Lessard (AREVA, USA)
(paper), (presentation)
1-4 The importance of experience based decommissioning in planning
By Per Lidar (Studsvik, Sweden)
(paper), (presentation)
1-5 EPRI guidance of transition from operations to decommissioning
By Richard Mc Grath and Michael Snyder (EPRI, USA)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 2 – Early characterisation challenges

Session Chairs: Sue Aggarval (NMNT intl, USA) and Thierry Varet (AREVA, France)
2-1 Characterisation  of solid building structures with Nal gamma spectroscopy
By Nadine Liehr (E.ON. Germany)
(paper), (presentation)
2-2 Virtual reality; A way to prepare and optimise operations in decommissioning projects
By Caroline Chabal (CEA, France)
(paper), (presentation)
2-3 Geostatistics for radiological characterisation: overview and application cases
By Yvon Desnoyers (Geovariances, France)
(paper), (presentation)
2-4 New concepts and instruments of C14 and C136 measurements in i-graphite
By Philippe Le Tourneur (AIRBUS Defence and Space, France)
(paper), (presentation)
2-5 State of the art of Monte Carlo technics for reliable activated waste evaluations
By Mathieu Culioli (AREVA, France) and S. Jenski (EDF, France)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 3 – Workforce transition, flexibility and knowledge management

Session Chair: Gilles Giron (EDF, France) and Leo Lessard (AREVA, USA)
3-1 Development of a systematic approach to post operational clean out at Sellafield
By Alister Dunlop (Sellafield Ltd, UK)
(paper), (presentation)
3-2 Applicability of learning form experience to Sellafield post-operation clean out and decommissioning programmes
By Bertrand Ytournel (AREVA, France)
(paper), (presentation)
3-3 Turnover process at CRL from operations to decommissioning
By Paull Pottelberg, (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada)
(paper), (presentation)
3-4 Control and maintenance of the Superphenix knowledge and tis specific sodium skills through an EDF and AREVA strong partnership
By Jean-Claude Rauber (EDF, France) and Thomas Calais (AREVA, France)
(paper), (presentation)
3-5 Education and training in nuclear  decommissioning – Needs, opportunities and challenges
By Pierre Kockerols (EC, Joint Research Centre)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 4 – Important parameters for efficient and cost effective waste management

Session Chairs: Arne Larsson (Studsvik, Sweden) and Christine Georges (CEA, France)
4-1 Taking into account dismantling and decommissioning waste management in conception and operation phases
By Philippe Poncet (AREVA, France)
(paper), (presentation)
4-2 The prospects of polymers using for radwaste solidification at the stage of decommissioning preparation
By Yury Pokhitonov (VG Khlopin Radium Institute, Russian Federation
4-3 Best practices for preparing vessel internals segmentation projects
By Joseph Boucau (Westinghouse, Belgium)
(paper), (presentation)
4-4 Chooz-A stream generators characterisation
By Laurie Aitammar (EDF, France)
(paper), (presentation)
4-5 Options for steam generator decommissioning
By Joe Robinson (Studsvik, Sweden)
(paper), (presentation)
4-6 An optimised cask technology for conditioning, transportation, storage up to final disposal of “End-of-live” nuclear waste
By Florence Lefort-Mary (AREVA, France)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 5 – Regulatory framework and industry needs

Session Chairs: Inge Weber (OECD/NEA) and Henrik Efraimsson (SSM, Sweden)
5-1 Characterisation: Challenges and opportunities – A UK perspective
By Matthew Emptage (EA, UK)
(paper), (presentation)
5-2 Decommissioning licensing process of nuclear installations in Spain
By Christina Correa Sáinz (Enresa, Spain)
(paper), (presentation)
5-3 Decommissioning of NPPs with spent nuclear fuel present – efforts to amend the German regulatory framework to cope with this situation
By Boris Brendebach (GRS, Germany)
(paper), (presentation)
5-4 The regulatory framework improvement for safe decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Korea
By Sangmyeon Ahn (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Korea)
(paper), (presentation)
5-5 Lessons learnt from application of the Swedish regulations for decommissioning of nuclear facilities – The regulator’s perspective
By Henrik Efraimsson (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden)
(paper), (presentation)
5-6 Managing regulatory and liabilities issues in utilising international capability
By Jonathan Leech (Dentons, UK)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 6 – Good examples and lessons learned in preparation for decommissioning

Session Chairs: Chaired by Vladimir MICHAL (IAEA) and Michael KNAACK (TÜV, Germany)
6-1 Decommissioning Planning for the Oskarshamn Site
By Niklas BERGH (OKG AB, Sweden)
(paper), (presentation)
6-2 Influence of Decontamination
By Michael KNAACK (TÜV NORD, Germany)
(paper), (presentation)
6-3 Feedback from D&D projects – Improvement through Preparation
By Alexandra SYKORA (AREVA, Germany)
(paper), (presentation)
6-4 Benefits from R&D for D&D preparation
By Christine GEORGES (CEA, France)
(paper), (presentation)

Session 7 – Best practices in characterization of material and waste

Session Chairs: Yvon Desnoyer (Geovariances, France) and Sam Usher (Studsvik, UK)
7-1 How Digital Autoradiography Technique can be useful for D&D projects?
By Pascal FICHET (CEA, France)
(paper), (presentation)
7-2 Best practice on facility characterisation from a material and waste end-­state perspective
By Matthew EMPTAGE (WPDD Task Group on RCD, OECD)
(paper), (presentation)
7-3 FIR 1 Triga activity inventories for decommissioning planning
By Antti RATY (VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland)
7-4 Characterization and Clearance of m/s SIGYN
By Jonatan JISELMARK (Studsvik, Sweden)
(paper), (presentation)

Poster session

1. Characterisation and measurement
1-1 Waste handling in SVAFO’s hot cell
By Jennifer Moller (Vattenfall AB Sweden)
(abstract), (poster)
1-2 LIBS probe for in situ material characterisation
By Nadine Coulon (CEA, France)
(abstract), (poster)
1-3 Nuclear measurement device; Piloting aid for highly radioactive deposit retrieval operations
By Florence Goutelard (CEA, France)
1-4 Preliminary identification of contaminating;- and;-emitting radionuclides in nuclear installations to be decommissioned through Digital Autoradiography
By Raphael Haudebourg  (CEA, France)
(abstract), (poster)
1-5 Validation of Numerical Simulations of Activation by Neutron Flux
By Sylvain Janski (EDF, France)
1-6 Identification and sorting of materials with portable LIBS before decommissioning
By Evelyne Vors (CEA, France)
(abstract), (poster)
2. Processes and technologies
2-1 Concrete waste reduction of 50%
By R.M. De Vos, NRG (The Netherlands)
2-2 Liquid and solid waste reduction by using Reverse osmosis (RO)
By R.M. De Vos, NRG (The Netherlands)
(abstract), (poster)
2-3 Contaminated Land Remediation on decommissioned nuclear facilities: an optimised approach
By Emilie Sauer (EDF, France)
2-4 Decontamination with wet blasting of components in nuclear power station for service or free release
By Per Fagerström (Fagerström Industrikonsult AB, Sweden)
2-5 Mobile solid waste press (compactor) concept
By Mikhail Bogod (PLATOM OY, Finland)
2-6 Applying Freeze Technology for characterisation of liquids, sludge and sediments
By Jens Eriksson (Studsvik, Sweden)
3. Management and planning
3-1 The Strategic Challenge of Capacity for German Decommissioning
By Frank Charlier (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
(abstract), (poster)
3-2 Releases at EDF nuclear sites undergoing decommissioning
By Benoit Clavel (EDF, France)
3-3 Behaviour of 14C in irradiated nuclear graphite waste: consequences for inventory, decontamination and disposal
By Nicolas Galy (Université de Lyon – EDF, France)
3-4 Footprint Reduction: strategy and feedback of the Dutch historical waste management program
By Gaël Ménard (Nuclear Research and consultancy Group, The Netherlands)
(abstract), (poster)
3-5 Global solutions through simulation for better decommissioning
By Ines Scoto di Suoccio (Oreka Solutions, France)
3-6 3D based integrated support concept for improving safety and cost-efficiency of nuclear decommissioning projects
By István Szöke (Institute for Energy Technology, Norway)
3-7 Safe Enclosure Management Strategies at Three Canadian Prototype Power Reactors
By Meggan Vickerd (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada)

Last reviewed: 14 December 2016