NORM III Brussels

General programme

Monday 17-09-2001

Session I        Regulatory aspects

Tuesday 18-09-2001

Session II       NORM – industries

Session III      NORM – industries

Scrap & Building materials

Wednesday 19-09-2001

Session IV      Radon at work

Thursday 20-09-2001

Session V       Waste management

Session VI      Environmental impact

Friday 21-09-2001

Session VII     Reflections



Session I: Regulatory aspects

1.1     Tentative review of the implementation of Title VII of the Basic Safety Standards – EC-Guidance

1.2     Approach to TENORM tasks in the Czech Republic and other CEEC

1.3      Dutch policy concerning natural radiation sources, in particular natural occurring radioactive materials

1.4      The regulation of TENORM from the viewpoint of a nuclear decommissioner

1.5      Aspects of clearance and exemption of NORM in the New German Radiation Protection Ordinance

1.6      Regulation of work with NORM since the implementation of the EBssd: practical experience from the UK

1.7      South African proposed regulations on safety standards and regulatory practice

1.8      Derivation of exemption and clearance levels for NORM

Session II: NORM—industries

2.1     Natural radiation at work: current and future IAEA activities

2.2     EC-Guidance on the implementation of Title VII of the Basic Safety Standards

2.3     NORM in Australia: a regulatory and scientific perspective

2.4     Preliminary identification of work activities involving NORM in Italy

2.5     Surface contamination criteria for equipment contaminated with NORM

2.6     Thoron exposure for workers with naturally occurring radioactive materials

2.7     Management of NORM –with particular reference to zircon materials

2.8     A long-term follow-up study on the relationship between the thorium lung burden and its health effects of the miners of Baiyan Obo Rare-earth Iron mine

2.9     Occupational exposure in a zirconia production facility

Session III: NORM-industries

3.1    NORM in Polish industry

3.2    Technologically enhanced natural radioactivity of fly-ash produced in lignite-fired power plants and the associated radiological impact

3.3    Leaching of radium from mine deposits – a possible source of groundwater contamination

3.4    Enhanced natural radioactivity around coal mines

3.5    Radiological impact of coal-fired electricity generation in the UK

Scrap & Building materials

3.6    The Italian investigation, radiation protection and legislative approach to contaminated scrap metal and building material rich of natural radionuclides

3.7    Radiological criteria for controls on the radioactivity of building materials

3.8    Exposure to workers in Swedish quarrying

Session IV: Radon at work

4.1    International advice and national implementation of controls on occupational exposure to radon

4.2    Radiation protection against radon in workplaces other than mines

4.3    High indoor radon concentrations at some Swedish waterworks

4.4    The influence of changing scenarios in exposure assessments to NORM

4.5    Implementation of Title VII of the European Union Basic Safety Standards Directive in Ireland

4.6    Workplaces with high levels of exposure to natural radiation: the situation in Sweden

Session V: Waste management

5.1     NORM-waste in the regulatory system of radiological protection control

5.2     The pile of waste rocks from hard coal mining as a source of enhanced radiation exposure

5.3     Recycling and disposal of by products and wastes originated from melting of NORM-scrap

5.4     Evaluating intervention options for a contaminated land: the USIN site

5.5     Treatment and disposal of NORM at special landfill sites and at former uranium mining sites in Germany: practical approaches and solutions

5.6     NORM-management planning for hydrometallurgical industry at Sillamäe, Estonia

5.7     NORM and TENORM in Austria: strategy for investigations

5.8     Radiation protection, regulatory and waste disposal aspects of the application of mineral insulation wool with enhanced natural radioactivity

5.9    An overview of NORM regulation in South Africa

Session VI: Environmental impact

6.1    The radiological impact of the steel production industry in the UK

6.2    The extent of environmental contamination by natural occurring radioactive materials and applicable remediation measures: an IAEA project

6.3    Differentiation of radioactive ground contamination with TERNORM

6.4    The radiological impact of the oil and gas industry in the UK

6.5    Overview of technologically enhanced natural radioactivity in Flanders

6.6    Investigation of a possible basis for a common approach with regard to the restoration of areas affected  by lasting radiation exposure as a result of past or old practice or work activity – CARE

6.7    Study of the phosphate industry in Belgium 

Session VII: Reflections

7.1   TENORM in the United States

7.2   Evolving standards for radioactivity in materials and potential impacts on the US minerals industry

7.3   Some reflections of FANC and SCK-CEN based on integrated social science

7.4   Round Table discussion