BVS-ABR: Why should we be concerned about NORM?
FANC-AFCN, Ravensteinstreet 36, 1000 Brussels
Why should we be concerned about NORM?
NORM in general are probably a minor problem for the general population, although they can contain more than ten times the radioactivity concentration that is permitted for e.g. food stuffs. This situation can change if these materials are processed in the industry. The relatively low radioactivity concentrations can be enhanced, and will be refound in either the final product, or in the useful residues or in the waste products. As such NORM materials can present a problem in the first place for the health of the workers, but eventually also for the population in general. In the new Euratom Basic Safety Standards (BSS) Directive, NORM industries are regarded as radiation practices.
In the first part of this meeting we will remind the new features of the European BSS on NORM, and discuss the practical implementation in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. In the second part we will present some practical consequences and applications of NORM.
Setting the scene: why should we be concerned about NORM, what are the implications of the new Euratom Basic Safety Standards
Augustin Janssens, BVS-ABR
How will Belgium implement the European directive with regard to NORM?
Stéphane Pépin, FANC/AFCN
How NORM activities are regulated in France and what are the opportunities for evolution?
Pierrick Jaunet, ASN, France
How will the Netherlands (try to) implement the new BSS in the NORM and building industry?
Rob Wiegers, IBR Consult BV, Netherlands
How can NORM4BUILDING support the management of NORM residues?
Wouter Schroeyers, Nuclear Technological Center NuTeC-UHasselt
What is the radiological/ecological impact of NORM residues and effluents on the environment?
Hildegarde Vandenhove, SCK•CEN
28-10-2016 28-10-2016 Europe/Brussels BVS-ABR: Why should we be concerned about NORM? One-day seminar organised by the Belgian Society for Radiation Protection and dedicated to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (including enhanced radioactivity materials). FANC-AFCN, Ravensteinstreet 36, 1000 Brussels BVS-ABR