6th International Symposium on Release of Radioactive Materials from Regulatory Requirements - Provisions for Exemption and Clearance

21-23 September 2009
Wiesbaden, Germany

Organized by the
TÜV NORD SysTec, Germany

In cooperation with the
International Atomic Energy Agency

And with the support of:
European Commission
German Swiss Radiation Protection Association

Conference Programme (PDF)  
Local Conference Website



Since 1998 TÜV NORD has organized several symposia on the subject of release of radioactive material from regulatory control. During the 2nd and 4th international symposia in Hamburg (1999 and 2006), the events concentrated specifically on discussions between more than 240 international clearance-experts. This was very fruitful for the process of harmonisation of clearance levels and release procedures on a global level.
In the meantime, the IAEA has issued a first draft for the revision of the International Basic Safety Standards (DS 379). For exemption and clearance the relevant values were taken from EU RP 65 (as in the current BSS) and from IAEA safety guide RS-G-1.7 respectively. The IAEA plans to use the values for clearance also for exemption for unlimited quantities. It may also become the basis for revision of the European Basic Safety Standards. As very many nations are interested in using of the planned regulations for exemption and clearance, TÜV NORD has decided to organize a follow up conference to the 4th International Symposium of 2006 (a 5th symposium was held in 2007 with German as the conference language and participants from Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany).

General Symposium Arrangements

The symposium consists of oral and poster presentations selected by the programme committee from submitted abstracts. Oral presentations will take place during plenary sessions. The conference language is English,a translation service will not be available.
Poster presentations are also included in the symposium, and the programme will be completed by technical papers from invited speakers on general topics. As in additional feature, a technical exhibition will run alongside the symposium programme. Excursions of technical interest are also planned.
The proceedings will be available at the beginning of the symposium. If you are interested in submitting a poster, attending the symposium, or participating as an exhibitor, please provide details on the attached reply form.
The conference is planned for 21 – 23 September of 2009 in the Kurhaus of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden is conveniently close to Frankfurt Airport.

Organised by TÜV NORD Akademie, Germany

TÜV NORD SysTec, Germany
Phone: +49 40 8557-2046
Fax: +49 40 8557-2958
E-mail: mschweers@tuev-nord.de

With the support of

The International Atomic Energy Agency,
The European Commission,
The OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency,
The German Swiss Radiation Protection Association