Nuclear Facilities: Regulations and Licensing
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assignment Level : Intermediate
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The first part of the course concentrates on the requirements of operating a nuclear facility – initial licensing process and subsequent continuous regulatory control. Next, we will take a look at the international system of radiological protection and legal framework on nuclear safety, transport and transboundary movement of nuclear material. Finally, we will discuss the issues of illicit nuclear trafficking and nuclear terrorism.General requirements for power reactors
Conditions for licensing
Legal means of ensuring safety and security of nuclear transport
Non-proliferation agreements

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Syllabus

Week 1. Nuclear Facilities
  • Nuclear facilities – definition, objective, scope, general requirements for power reactors
  • Regulatory body – reactive role – step by step licensing, perpetual control, and other measures
  • Operating entity – management and verification of safety, other issues, decommissioning
  • Conditions for a license. Research and testing reactors

Week 2. Regulatory Body and Licensing
  • Regulatory body and licensing
  • Licensing – availability, application, criteria, Issuance, suspension, modification, revocation, appeals
  • Inspection and enforcement – scope and objectives

Week 3. International System of Radiological Protection
  • International System of Radiological Protection – objective, scope, exclusion
  • Regulations – exemption, lack of justification, clearance
  • What requires a license – activities and facilities
  • Conditions for licensing
  • International legal framework on nuclear safety: developments, challenges and opportunities

Week 4. Transportation of nuclear and radioactive material
  • Transport of nuclear and radioactive material
  • Legal means of ensuring safe transport
  • Model Regulations of the UN and IAEA
  • Incorporating model regulations into national law
  • Other issues – jurisdiction, transboundary movement, physical protection

Week 5. Safeguards
  • Safeguards. Basic documents, non-proliferation agreements
  • Objective, scope
  • Key elements of safeguards legislation
  • Elements of a State’s nuclear regulatory body

Week 6. Physical protection
  • Physical protection
  • CPPNM – Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material requirements
  • IAEA recommendations, objectives and fundamental principles
  • Objectives, scope, key elements of legislation.  Illicit trafficking, nuclear terrorism
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Olga Moiseeva
Associate Professor
National Research Nuclear University

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National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” is one of the most recognized technical universities in Russia. It is the only research nuclear university in Russia. The aim of the university existence is preparing the specialists for nuclear industry, science, information technology and other high-tech sectors of Russian economy. National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” implements postgraduate professional education curricula (PhD and postdoctoral level), carries out fundamental and applied scientific research in high-priority fields of science and technologies. Among MEPhI graduates are Nobel Prize winners, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and winners of national prizes. Its professors and alumni have made major contributions to various fields of theoretical and experimental physics, mathematics, cybernetics, and computer sciences.
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