Radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management systems for nuclear newcomer countries

A programme of workshops for organisations in emerging nuclear energy countries.

This series of five specialised workshops is designed for personnel in relevant organisations within countries that are intending to establish nuclear energy programmes.

The training utilises the IAEA’s Milestones approach for developing a national infrastructure for nuclear power and uses the framework as a central reference point to evaluate the development of policies, strategy, infrastructure, organisations, financing and funding mechanisms.

In combination, the workshops help develop a critical underpinning knowledge base that will be vital for government, organisations and bodies involved in developing emerging nuclear energy programmes.


The programme of workshops is as follows:

Who would benefit from attending this course?
The training is designed for civil-servants, regulators, executives and managers within nuclear operators, government, NEPIOs and regulatory bodies in countries considering or are in the early stages of establishing nuclear energy as a component of their national energy strategy.

Lead Trainer: John Mathieson

John has over 45 years’ experience in the nuclear industry, primarily involving the areas of radioactive waste management and decommissioning. John worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Commission, participating in expert missions, technical meetings and working groups. He has worked on projects assisting many overseas governments to develop financing, decommissioning and radioactive waste management strategies and infrastructures. He is a Member of the Society for Radiological Protection and is a Board Director and Secretary of Waste Management Symposia Inc. which runs the annual Waste Management conference in Phoenix, USA.
How is the workshop delivered?

The programme of workshops are delivered at the client’s site. The structure of the workshops will be tailored as appropriate to the specific requirements of the client utilising IAEA and NEA guidance, and international best practice.

The specific scheduling, training delivery, and facilitation arrangements will be incorporated into the tailored programme development to ensure effective and timely delivery of the training.

If you would like to discuss the training options and your specific requirements, please contact Ben Robinson at or +44-7869 307437


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