Contact Expert Group

Thirteenth Contact Expert Group (CEG) Meeting

(Oskarshamn, Sweden, 6 - 8 November 2001)

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Tuesday, 6 November 2001
09:00-09:10 Opening of the meeting
by the CEG Chairman
09:10-09:30 Welcoming Statement
by Head of the Swedish delegation
09:30-09:40 Adoption of the Agenda
by the CEG Chairman
09:40-10:00 Introducation of Participants
by Heads of delegations
10:00-10:30 Industry-Authority-Public co-operation to implement waste management projects
by Mr. P.Nygårds, SKB, Ms. J.Melin, SKI, Mr. T.Carlsson, Mayor of Oskarshamn, Sweden
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 High Priority Projects: Current status of organisation and implementation
by Mr. V.Akhunov, Minatom, RF
11:30-17:30 Rehabilitation of SNF and Radwaste storage site at Andreeva Bay:
11:30-12:10: General description of the Andreeva Bay site
by Mr. V.Panteleev, SevRAO, RF
12:10-12:30: Current status of MNEPR Agreement negotiations
by the CEG Chairman and Mr. V.Semin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RF
12:30-13:00: Information on visit to Andreeva Bay; planned activities under Norwegian sponsorship
by Mr. H.Rotler, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:30: Information on workshop on Andreeva Bay site at Idaho Falls: main conclusions and recommendations
by Mr. D.Rudolph, US DOD
15:30-17:00: Presentation of the first priority projects on Andreeva Bay site
by Mr. V.Panteleev, SevRAO, RF
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
17:00-17:30: Concluding discussion
by the CEG Members
17:30-18:00 Reserve (e.g. side meeting on 80-tonne casks project)
Wednesday, 7 November 2001
09:00-10:00 Project on construction of SNF storage facility at Mayak plant:
09:00-09:20: Project scope and planned activities
by Mr. V.Akhunov, Minatom, RF
09:20-09:40: Western European donors perspective
by Mr. C.Bergman, SIP, Sweden
09:40-10:00: Discussion
10:00-10:20 Project on Rehabilitation of Murmansk RADON Centre
by Mr. J.O.Snihs, SSI, Sweden
10:20-10:40 Russian plans on construction of a long-term storage of solid radioactive waste at Novaya Zemlya
by Mr. V. Shishkin, RDIPE, RF
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-12:10 Project on regional storage for reactor compartments at Sayda Bay:
11:10-11:30: Information on Technical Seminar on Reactor Compartment Storage Facility at Hanford
by Mr. R.Dyer, US EPA
11:30-12:10: Project status; discussion of further activities
by Mr. V.Shishkin, RDIPE, RF
12:10-13:00 Round table discussion on main achievements and problems in implementation of co-operative projects
by the CEG members and observers
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:15 Presentation of updated Terms of Reference of the CEG; discussion and endorsement
by Mr. H.Rotler, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
15:15-16:00 CEG Secretariat's reports on:
  1. CEG Secretariat's activities (May 2001 - October 2001)

  2. Realization of the 12th CEG meeting decisions

  3. Financial Report of the CEG Secretariat

  4. Updating of the CEG co-operation projects Data Base

  5. Status of co-operation projects
    by the CEG Executive Secretary

Time and place of the next CEG Meetings
by the CEG Chairman

16:10-16:40 Coffee Break
16:10-16:40 Preparation of a draft Chairman's Summing Up
by the CEG Executive Secretary
16:40-17:00 Summing Up of the Meeting
by the CEG Chairman
Thursday, 8 November 2001
08:00-16:00 Technical tours to:
  1. Äspö Underground Hard Rock Laboratory

  2. CLAB (Central Underground Interim Storage for Spent Nuclear Fuel)

  3. Encapsulation Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel