Waste Technology Section

International Decommissioning Network (IDN)


During the fall of 2007, the IAEA launched a new "Network" to provide a continuing forum for the sharing of practical decommissioning experience in response to the needs expressed at the Athens Conference in Dec. 2006 on "Lessons Learned from the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities and the Safe Termination of Nuclear Activities". This new Network is intended to bring together existing decommissioning initiatives both inside and outside the IAEA to enhance cooperation and coordination.

Responsible Officer: Patrick O'SULLIVAN


IDN participants meet once each year at the 'IDN Forum' , which takes place over three days and provides different opportunities for sharing of information between the participants, including specific events aimed at promoting networking.

The IDN˙s annual programme of events is developed each year by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, taking account of the preferences expressed at the annual forum. Training events being facilitated by the IDN during 2011 have a significant ‘hands-on˙ component and address:

As well as the above issues the IDN has an ongoing interest in site characterization, dose and risk assessment, regulatory issues and criteria, methodologies for cost estimation and stakeholder engagement issues, and regularly organises workshops and/or training events relating to these issues.

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