Contact Expert Group

Sixth Contact Expert Group (CEG) Meeting

(Augusta, 26 - 29 April 1998)

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Monday, 27 April 1998
09.15-09.35 Opening and Statement of the Meeting Objectives by CEG Chairman
09.35-09.40 Welcoming Statement by US Host
09.40-09.55 Adoption of the Agenda
10.05-10.40 Overview of US Waste Management and Spent Fuel Programmes
by Department of Energy representative Other US presentations by Department of Defence speaker by Environmental Protection Agency speaker
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Overview of the Implementation of the RF Waste Management Programme by RF member
11.30-13.00 Brief presentations on Status of and Problems with Most Important Co-operation Projects by CEG members, observers and experts
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.30 Discussion of the RF High Priority Needs (Projects) Worthy of Immediate International Attention
15.30-15.50 Coffee break
15.50-16.30 Continued
16.30-18.00 Developing a CEG Consensus on "Initial (First Priority) Projects" for International Co-operation on Nuclear Waste and Spent Fuel Management in the Russian Federation
Tuesday, 28 April 1998
09.00-09.30 Discussion on a CEG Information Exchange Mechanism on Preparation and Realization of Co-operation Projects
09.30-10.30 Report of the temporary Working Group on "CEG Support for Russian Long-Term Planning for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management"
  1. WG's Report, by the Chairman of the WG
  2. Status of a "Concept of the Plan of Action for International Co-operation in Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management in the Russian Federation", by RF speaker
  3. Discussion
10.30-10.50 Coffee break
10.50-11.05 - ISTC Partner Programme (General Information)
11.05-12.10 CEG Secretariat's reports
  1. Report on the CEG Secretariat's activities (November 1997-April 1998)
  2. Realization of the 5th CEG meeting's decisions
  3. Financial Reports of the CEG Secretariat for 1997 and January-April 1998
  4. Updating on the CEG co-operation projects Data Base, present status of co-operation projects
  5. Progress report on the implementation of or negotiations on co-operation projects
  6. Updating of the "RF WM Facilities and Sites" Data Base
12.10-16.00 Final Disposal of Radwaste in the North-West region of the Russian Federation
12.10-12.30 Russian Presentations Preliminary plans of creation of regional radwaste storage facilities in the Russian Federation by MINATOM speaker
12.30-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-16.00 Continued
14.00-14.20 Status of realization of the radwaste repository project at Novaya Zemlya by VNIIPIPT speaker
14.20-14.40 Established approach to siting of and requirements to radwaste interim storage and disposal facilities in the Russian Federation by RF speaker
14.40-15.00 Other CEG Member / Observers’ Presentations
Ongoing TACIS study by the EU CEG member and SGN speaker
15.00-15.20 Other ongoing EU studies, by the EU CEG member
15.20-15.50 Short presentations, by CEG members / observers
15.50-16.00 Short presentation on the Espoo Convention
by the Norwegian CEG member
16.00-16.20 Coffee break
16.20-16.30 Time and place of the next CEG meeting(s)
16.30-16.45 Summing up of the meeting
by the CEG Chairman
Wednesday, 29 April 1997
08.00-16.00 Technical visit to the Savannah River Site Waste Management Facilities