In 2012, the IAEA formed the Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites (CGULS) to provide technical coordination for national and multilateral activities in the remediation of uranium legacy sites, primarily in Central Asia.
Another service, the International Working Forum on Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS), was established in 2010 to promote effective and efficient regulatory supervision of legacy sites, consistent with IAEA Safety Standards and international good practices. It offers participants an opportunity to gain hands-on experience through international workshops that focus on specific sites. This service builds technical competence, strengthens regulatory capacity for remediation and helps devise effective national strategies to enhance national decision-making processes.
Through the International Project on Managing the Decommissioning and Remediation of Damaged Nuclear Facilities (DAROD), which was launched in January 2015, experts can learn more about and benefit from the experience derived from decommissioning and remediating nuclear facilities damaged by severe accidents. DAROD addresses regulatory, technological and planning aspects of decommissioning and remediation.
DAROD is one of the initiatives undertaken by the IAEA under the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety adopted in the wake of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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