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The European Nuclear Decommissioning Training Facility II (EUNDETRAF II), Final report, EUR 23190

Project ID: 509070


The primary aim of EUNDETRAF was to pool together knowledge and expertise in the field of nuclear decommissioning from acknowledged European experts and then disseminate it to the wider nuclear industry to improve safety standards and European competitiveness. The mechanism of dissemination of knowledge was by holding training courses. The first training course was held in France in 2004, the second one in Italy in 2006. Each training course was composed of a one-week theoretical and a one-week practical part. The theoretical part was aimed at a broader audience. It consisted primarily of classroom presentations by recognized experts covering all aspects of decommissioning. In addition, there were group discussions and participation in desktop solution of decommissioning problems. Each participant received a textbook covering all the lecture materials as well as handouts of PowerPoint presentations at the beginning of the course. The practical part included visits to decommissioning sites and inspection of decommissioning activities. However, because of problems of site visiting by large numbers of people, this part was limited to a smaller number.
EUNDETRAF II was a consortium of 11 main European organisations representing educational establishments, nuclear industry operators, R&D organisations and regulatory bodies. The consortium consisted of SCK¿CEN (Belgium), RWE NUKEM (UK), EWN (Germany), University of Hannover (Germany), Belgatom (Belgium), SOGIN (Italy), CEA/DEN-DPA (France), NRG (Netherlands), UKAEA (UK), DECOM (Slovak Republic) and CEA/INSTN (France).
The first course took place in Saclay, France, from 22 November to 3 December 2004. 29 persons participated in the course, of which 15 participated in the theoretical as well as in the practical part. A quarter of the participants came from the new Member States and 4 came from outside Europe (Japan and Taiwan).

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