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RSLS Meetings

International Working Forum on Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites - First Annual Technical Meeting

11-15 October 2010, Vienna, Austria

Insert image hereFirst Technical Meeting (TM) for the International Working Forum on Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held the first Technical Meeting (TM) for the International Working Forum on Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS), at its Headquarters in Vienna from 11 to 15 October 2010. The objectives of the meeting were to provide an initial opportunity for exchange of ideas among regulatory organisations concerning needs for regulatory supervision of legacy sites, and to develop a work plan for activities that will address these needs over the next three years.

In the context of the RSLS, regulatory supervision refers to the full scope of activities that regulatory authorities would be engaged with for legacy sites (e.g., regulations, review and assessment activities, licensing, inspection, public outreach). The meeting was attended by twenty eight representatives from 14 regulatory bodies of Member States.

Following explanations of the particular interests of Member States, the terms of reference for this new forum were agreed upon and Ms Malgorzata Sneve, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, was selected to be chairperson of the RSLS for its first term. Three focus areas were identified and working groups were formed to address them.

The three focus areas are:

  • enhancing the regulatory regime
  • professional development of regulators
  • applications of methods for safety and environmental assessments.

A work plan for the RSLS is being developed and will be finalized in the coming months. The forum will provide support to regulators addressing legacy site issues by promoting exchange of ideas, information and methods, initially however, the forum will be oriented towards remediation of the uranium mining legacy in central asian republics. Through resolution GC (54)/RES/7, the IAEA General Conference has endorsed the creation of the RSLS and encourages MS participation.

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