Registration is open for four days of instruction designed for those responsible for the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear facilities and who are looking to understand the full breadth and depth of D&D processes.

The next session of the course headed by the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) will be held July 16 through July 19 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The program will teach the basic steps in the decommissioning process and share lessons learned from past decommissioning experiences.

Participants will gain insight into the decision-making, planning and implementation associated with theSource: ANLSource: ANL decommissioning of various types of nuclear facilities. The course will also demonstrate the need for early and complete project planning to achieve safe and cost-effective decommissioning of research reactors and other small nuclear installations.

Experts from ANL’s decommissioning program will lead the instruction. Other lecturers will include leaders from private decommissioning companies, D&D subject matter experts, professional engineers, certified health physicists, and D&D program and project managers, among others.

More than 3,000 staff members from various organizations in over 70 countries have participated in the course. According to organizers, those working in these fields are among those who can benefit from the course:

  • Research reactor and other nuclear facility operations.
  • Decommissioning projects.
  • Waste management.
  • Environmental safety and health (health physics, safety, industrial hygiene).
  • Licensee management.
  • State regulatory agencies.
  • Decommissioning technology developers and providers.
  • Federal agencies, including the Departments of Energy and Defense.
  • Radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical research and production facilities.
  • Consulting and engineering firms.
  • Radioactive material use.

Information on the course and how to register can be found here.

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